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Salt : a world history

Author: Mark Kurlansky
Publisher: New York : Walker and Co., 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Homer called salt a divine substance. Plato described it as especially dear to the gods. Today we take for granted; however as Mark Kurlansky so brilliantly relates in this world encompassing book, salt-the only rock we eat--has shaped civilization from the very beginning. Its story is a glittering, often surprising part of the history of humankind.
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Genre/Form: Large type books
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Kurlansky
ISBN: 0802713734 9780802713735
OCLC Number: 427420677
Description: xii, 484 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Mark Kurlansky.

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Homer called salt a divine substance. Plato described it as especially dear to the gods. Today we take for granted; however as Mark Kurlansky so brilliantly relates in this world encompassing book, salt-the only rock we eat--has shaped civilization from the very beginning. Its story is a glittering, often surprising part of the history of humankind.

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