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Salt: A World History
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Large print edition from Thorndike Pr (July 1, 2002)
9780786243891 | details & prices | 572 pages | 6.50 × 9.75 × 1.25 in. | 2.02 lbs | List price $29.95
About: From the award-winning and bestselling author of Cod comes the dramatic, human story of a simple substance, an element almost as vital as water, that has created fortunes, provoked revolutions, directed economies and enlivened our recipes.
from Walker & Co (November 1, 2001)
9780802713735 | details & prices | 484 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.50 in. | 1.60 lbs | List price $28.00
About: 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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Reprint edition from Penguin USA (January 1, 2003)
9780142001615 | details & prices | 496 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $18.00
About: 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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With Scott Brick (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Phoenix Books Inc (May 1, 2006)
9781597770972 | details & prices | 5.75 × 5.00 × 2.00 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $49.95
About: The author of Cod and The Basque History of the World takes an extraordinary look at an ordinary substance -- salt, the only rock humans eat -- and how it has shaped civilization from the very beginning.
With Scott Brick (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from New Millenium Audio (January 1, 2003)
9781590072462 | details & prices | 5.00 × 5.75 × 3.00 in. | 1.35 lbs | List price $49.95
About: 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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With Scott Brick (other contributor) | Abridged edition from New Millenium Audio (June 1, 2002)
9781590072479 | details & prices | 4.25 × 6.25 × 2.75 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $39.95
About: 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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from Turtleback Books (January 1, 2003)
9781417675166 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $28.20
About: 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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Publisher Thorndike Pr
Publication date July 1, 2002
Pages 572
Binding Hardcover
Edition Large print
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780786243891
ISBN-10 0786243899
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.50 by 9.75 in.
Weight 2 lbs.
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Cod | The Story of Salt | The History Of The World In Six Glasses | Cod | The Basque History of the World
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: From the award-winning and bestselling author of Cod comes the dramatic, human story of a simple substance, an element almost as vital as water, that has created fortunes, provoked revolutions, directed economies and enlivened our recipes.

Salt is common, easy to obtain and inexpensive. It is the stuff of kitchens and cooking. Yet trade routes were established, alliances built and empires secured – all for something that filled the oceans, bubbled up from springs, formed crusts in lake beds, and thickly veined a large part of the Earth’s rock fairly close to the surface. From pre-history until just a century ago – when the mysteries of salt were revealed by modern chemistry and geology – no one knew that salt was virtually everywhere. Accordingly, it was one of the most sought-after commodities in human history. Even today, salt is a major industry. Canada, Kurlansky tells us, is the world’s sixth largest salt producer, with salt works in Ontario playing a major role in satisfying the Americans’ insatiable demand.

As he did in his highly acclaimed Cod, Mark Kurlansky once again illuminates the big picture by focusing on one seemingly modest detail. In the process, the world is revealed as never before.


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