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    DescriptionFrom 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 by Mark Kurlansky is a supremely entertaining, multi-layered masterpiece. Mark Kurlansky is the author of many books including Cod, The Basque History of the World, 1968, and The Big Oyster. His newest book is Birdseye.


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    Title
    Salt
    Subtitle
    A World History
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mark Kurlansky
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 498
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780142001615
    ISBN 10: 0142001619
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    BIC E4L: HIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 710
    BIC subject category V2: WNR
    BISAC V2.8: SCI031000
    B&T Approval Code: A55010200
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: NAT030000
    DC21: 333.85632
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A56840000
    DC22: 333.85632
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC22: 553.6/32/09
    LC classification: TN900 .K865 2003
    Thema V1.0: NHB, WNR
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    b/w ill.
    Publisher
    Penguin Putnam Inc
    Imprint name
    Penguin USA
    Publication date
    28 January 2003
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    From the Bestselling Author of Cod and The Basque History of the World In Salt, Mark Kurlansky's fifth work of nonfiction, he turns his attention to a common household item with a long and intriguing history. 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 by Mark Kurlansky is a supremely entertaining, multi-layered masterpiece. "The fascinating, indispensible history of an indispensible ingredient...a must have for any serious cook or foodie." -Anthony Bourdain "An immensely entertaining read." -Los Angeles Times Mark Kurlansky is the author of many books including Cod, The Basque History of the World, 1968, and The Big Oyster. His newest book is Birdseye.
    Review quote
    "Kurlansky finds the world in a grain of salt...fascination and surprise regularly erupt from the detail." --The New York Times Book Review This is terrific food writing; like fleur de sel, something scarce and to be savored." --San Francisco Chronicle "Kurlansky continues to prove himself remarkably adept at taking a most unlikely candidate and telling its tale with epic grandeur. " --Los Angeles Times Book Review "If you are drawn to history and curious about the origins of foods, allow Mark Kurlansky to take you on an incredible journey through the centuries by way of salt." --The Baltimore Sun "Kurlansky does a masterful job of expanding the reader's horizons....This book of minutely researched data and history can literally make the mouth water." --The Boston Globe