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Salt: A World History
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Turtleback Books
Publication date January 1, 2003
Binding Prebinding
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781417675166
ISBN-10 1417675160
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.50 by 8 in.
Weight 0.90 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $28.20
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
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.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. A history of salt notes its role as currency, in the establishment of trade routes and cities, and as an agenda of war, noting key figures who played major parts in its manufacture and distribution.

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Hardcover
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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: An unlikely world history from the bestselling author of Cod and The Basque History of the WorldIn his fifth work of nonfiction, Mark Kurlansky turns his attention to a common household item with a long and intriguing history: salt.
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.
Paperback
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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.
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781590072462 Book cover for 9781597770972
 
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.
Cassette/Spoken Word
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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.
Prebinding
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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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