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Salt : a world history

Author: Mark Kurlansky
Publisher: New York : Walker and Co., ©2002.
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This book takes a look at an ordinary substance--salt, the only rock humans eat--and how it has shaped civilization from the very beginning.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Kurlansky
ISBN: 0802713734 9780802713735
OCLC Number: 48573453
Description: xii, 484 p. : ill., maps ; 21 cm.
Contents: Discourse on salt, cadavers, and pungent sources: Mandate of salt --
Fish, fowl, and pharoahs [sic] --
Saltmen hard as codfish --
Salt's salad days --
Salting it away in the Adriatic --
Two ports and the prosciutto in between --
Glow of herring and the scent of conquest: Friday's salt --
Nordic dream --
Well-salted hexagon --
Hapsburg pickle --
Leaving of Liverpool --
American salt wars --
Salt and independence --
Liberte, egalite, tax breaks --
Preserving independence --
War between the salts --
Red salt --
Sodium's perfect marriage: Odium of sodium --
Mythology of geology --
Soil never sets on --
Salt and the great soul --
Not looking back --
Last salt days of Zigong --
Ma, La, and Mao --
More salt than fish --
Big salt, little salt.
Responsibility: Mark Kurlansky.
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This book takes a look at an ordinary substance--salt, the only rock humans eat--and how it has shaped civilization from the very beginning.

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Mine has a different cover

by dave225 (WorldCat user published 2006-04-25) Very Good Permalink
It looks different.Maybe the stories are the same though,, I don't knows.
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Interesting subject

by ungard (WorldCat user published 2006-04-25) Very Good Permalink
This is a very interesting subject and seems to be a well-researched book. However, I find the writing to be a bit dry.
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