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Salt : a world history

Author: Mark Kurlansky
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2003.
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Explores the role of salt in shaping history, discussing how one of the world's most sought-after commodities has influenced economics, science, politics, religion, and eating customs.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Kurlansky
ISBN: 0142001619 9780142001615 9781442097773 1442097779
OCLC Number: 51565424
Description: x, 484 p. : ill., maps ; 20 cm.
Contents: A discourse on salt, cadavers, and pungent sources. A mandate of salt --
Fish, fowl, and pharaohs --
Saltmen hard as codfish --
Salt's salad days --
Salting it away in the Adriatic --
Two ports and the prosciutto in between --
The glow of herring and the scent of conquest. Friday's salt --
A Nordic dream --
A well-salted hexagon --
The Hapsburg pickle --
The leaving of Liverpool --
American salt wars --
Salt and independence --
Liberté, egalité, tax breaks --
Preserving independence --
The war between the salts --
Red salt --
Sodium's perfect marriage. The odium of sodium --
The mythology of geology --
The soil never sets on --
Salt and the great soul --
Not looking back --
The last salt days of Zigong --
Ma, la, and Mao --
More salt than fish --
Big salt, little salt.
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Explores the role of salt in shaping history, discussing how one of the world's most sought-after commodities has influenced economics, science, politics, religion, and eating customs.

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