Salt: A World History

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IL: UG - BL: 9.7 - AR Pts: 23
Lexile measure:
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Mark Kurlansky, the bestselling author of Cod and The Basque History of the World, here 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, Kurlansky's kaleidoscopic history is a supremely entertaining, multi-layered masterpiece.

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ISBN:
9780142001615
9780802779441
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 9.7, 23 Points
Lexile measure:
1260L
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Mark Kurlansky, the bestselling author of Cod and The Basque History of the World, here 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, Kurlansky's kaleidoscopic history is a supremely entertaining, multi-layered masterpiece.

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subject_facet HISTORY / World, Nature / Rocks & Minerals, Salt, Salt -- History, Salt industry and trade -- History
title_display Salt : a world history
title_full Salt : a world history / Mark Kurlansky, Salt A World History
title_short Salt :
title_sub A World History
topic_facet History, Nonfiction, Salt, Salt industry and trade