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Salt : a world history

Author: Mark Kurlansky
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Chronicles the impact of this mundane item on governments, religions, societies, and history around the world and across cultures and centuries.
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Genre/Form: History
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Large type books
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Kurlansky
ISBN: 0786243899 9780786243891
OCLC Number: 49518879
Notes: Originally published: New York : Walker, 2002.
Description: 616 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: The rock --
Part 1. A discourse on salt, cadavers, and pungent sauces --
1. A mandate of salt --
2. Fish, fowl, and pharaohs --
3. Saltmen hard as codfish --
4. Salt's salad days --
5. Salting it away in the Adriatic --
6. Two ports and the prosciutto in between --
Part 2. The glow of herring and the scent of conquest --
7. Friday's salt --
8. A Nordic dream --
9. A well-salted hexagon --
10. The Hapsburg pickle --
11. The leaving of Liverpool --
12. American salt wars --
13. Salt and independence --
14. Liberté, egalité, tax breaks --
15. Preserving independence --
16. The war between the salts --
17. Red salt --
Part 3. Sodium's perfect marriage --
18. The odium of sodium --
19. The mythology of geology --
20. The soil never sets on ... --
21. Salt and the great soul --
22. Not looking back --
23. The last salt days of Zigong --
24. Ma, La, and Mao --
25. More salt than fish --
26. Big salt, little salt.
Responsibility: Mark Kurlansky.

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Chronicles the impact of this mundane item on governments, religions, societies, and history around the world and across cultures and centuries.

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