The Story of Salt

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The Story of Salt

by Mark Kurlansky

Illustrations by S. D. Schindler

First Release:

October 2006

ISBN: 0399239987

It helped the world's first farmers tame cattle. It made international trade possible. It paid for the Great Wall of China, preserved the mummies of ancient Egypt, allowed the Romans to build an empire, and spurred Gandhi's movement to win India's independence from Britain. Without it, neither ham nor cheese would exist. Today we sprinkle salt on our food without a second thought, but for centuries, people went to great lengths to acquire this essential and flavorful rock. Full-color art. Time line.

  • ISBN: 0399239987
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: -
    Page Count: 48
    Trim Size: 11" x 9 1/4"
    Dewey Classification: 553.6
    Accelerated Reader: Level: 7, Points: 1
    Scholastic Reading Counts: Level: 8.6, Points: 4
    Lexile: Level: 1110L
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