Salt: A World History


Salt: A World History

An unlikely world history from the bestselling author of Cod and The Basque History of the World

In his fifth work of nonfiction, Mark Kurlansky turns his attention to a common household item with a long and intriguing history: salt. The only rock we eat, salt has shaped civilization from the very beginning, and its story is a glittering, often surprising part of the history of humankind. A substance so valuable it served as currency, salt has influenced the establishment of trade routes and cities, provoked and financed wars, secured empires, and inspired revolutions.  Populated by colorful characters and filled with an unending series of fascinating details, Salt is a supremely entertaining, multi-layered masterpiece.


Details Salt: A World History

Title Salt: A World History
AuthorMark Kurlansky
Release Date28th Jan 2003
PublisherPenguin Books
ISBN-100142001619
EAN9780142001615
FormatPaperback
LanguageEnglish
Pages496 pages
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