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The Resource Salt : a world history, Mark Kurlansky

Salt : a world history, Mark Kurlansky

Label
Salt : a world history
Title
Salt
Title remainder
a world history
Statement of responsibility
Mark Kurlansky
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
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
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2002.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
158379
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kurlansky, Mark
Dewey number
553.6/32/09
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Intended audience
1260L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
UG
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
9.7
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True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Salt
  • Salt
  • Salt industry and trade
  • Salt
  • Salt industry and trade
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a world history
Label
Salt : a world history, Mark Kurlansky
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 453-465) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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 -- 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 -- 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
Control code
445585
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
x, 484 pages
Isbn
9780142001615
Lccn
2004270006
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780142001615
  • (OCoLC)51565424
Label
Salt : a world history, Mark Kurlansky
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 453-465) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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 -- 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 -- 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
Control code
445585
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
x, 484 pages
Isbn
9780142001615
Lccn
2004270006
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780142001615
  • (OCoLC)51565424

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