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    The Story of Salt (Hardback) By (author) Mark Kurlansky, Illustrated by S D Schindler

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    DescriptionFrom the team that created the ALA Notable Book The Cod's Tale comes the fascinating history of salt, which has been the object of wars and revolutions and is vital for life. Based on Mark Kurlansky's critically acclaimed bestseller Salt: A World History, this handsome picture book explores every aspect of salt: The many ways it's gathered from the earth and sea; how ancient emperors in China, Egypt, and Rome used it to keep their subjects happy; Why salt was key to the Age of Exploration; what salt meant to the American Revolution; And even how the search for salt eventually led to oil. Along the way, you'll meet a Celtic miner frozen in salt, learn how to make ketchup, and even experience salt's finest hour: Gandhi's famous Salt March.

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    The Story of Salt
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mark Kurlansky, Illustrated by S D Schindler
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 48
    Width: 233 mm
    Height: 281 mm
    Thickness: 11 mm
    Weight: 508 g
    ISBN 13: 9780399239984
    ISBN 10: 0399239987

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y4.1
    BIC E4L: LEI
    BIC subject category V2: YQH
    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: YNPC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 84
    B&T General Subject: 213
    Ingram Subject Code: C4
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 12890
    Libri: I-C4
    B&T Book Type: JN
    BISAC V2.8: JNF025000
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: JNF014000
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    DC21: 553.63209
    DC22: 553.6/3209
    LC classification: TN900 .K866 2006
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Approval Code: X01948000
    DC22: 553.63209
    BISAC V2.8: JNF037060
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    Putnam Publishing Group
    Imprint name
    Putnam Publishing Group
    Publication date
    07 September 2006
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Mark Kurlansky is the "New York Times" bestselling author of many books, including "The Food of a Younger Land," "Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World"; "Salt: A World History"; "1968: The Year That Rocked the World"; and "The Big Oyster: History on the Half Shell." He lives in New York City. S. D. Schindler lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    Review quote
    "[T]his salutary...micro-history will have young readers lifting their shakers in tribute." --Kirkus Reviews, *starred review* "Kurlansky uses salt as the lens through which to present a new perspective on history. [T]he author mixes science, history, and personal anecdotes, resulting in a fascinating look at this amazing substance. Schindler's humorously detailed pen-and-ink drawings with colorful washes enliven the narrative and help to convey the wealth of information in the text. A lively and well-researched title, with exemplary art." --School Library Journal, *starred review*