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Men of salt : crossing the Sahara on the caravan of white gold

Author: Michael Benanav
Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, ©2006.
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Century after century, camels and their drivers have traveled the sands between the fabled city of Timbuktu and the infamous salt mines of Taoudenni, hauling supplies from the proverbial end of the earth to an even farther-flung outpost, deep in Mali's slice of the Sahara. They return laden with tombstone-sized slabs of solid salt. While nearly all of the great trans-Saharan trade routes have disappeared, the  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Benanav
ISBN: 1592287727 9781592287727
OCLC Number: 61285542
Awards: American Library Association Young Adult Library Services Association--YALSA--Best Books for Young Adults (2007); American Library Association-YA (2007); Publishers Weekly Starred Review (2006).
Description: xvii, 220 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Michael Benanav.
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