Salt : a world history / Mark Kurlansky.

Author
Kurlansky, Mark [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
New York : Penguin Books, 2003.
Description
x, 484 p. : ill., maps ; 20 cm.

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Subject(s)
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. 453-465) and index.
Contents
pt. 1. A discourse on salt, cadavers, and pungent sources. A mandate of salt -- Fish, fowl, and pharaohs -- Saltmen hard as codfish -- Salt's salad days -- Salting it away in the Adriatic -- Two ports and the prosciutto in between -- pt. 2. The glow of herring and the scent of conquest. Friday's salt -- A Nordic dream -- A well-salted hexagon -- The Hapsburg pickle -- The leaving of Liverpool -- American salt wars -- Salt and independence -- Liberté, egalité, tax breaks -- Preserving independence -- The war between the salts -- Red salt -- pt. 3. Sodium's perfect marriage. The odium of sodium -- The mythology of geology -- The soil never sets on ... -- Salt and the great soul -- Not looking back -- The last salt days of Zigong -- Ma, la, and Mao -- More salt than fish -- Big salt, little salt.
ISBN
  • 0142001619 (pbk.)
  • 9780142001615 (pbk.)
LCCN
2004270006
OCLC
51565424
RCP
N - S

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