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Neptune's Gift: A History Of Common Salt
Common salt--a substance seemingly too ordinary to think about, yet it is the oldest of our raw materials and the basis of some of our newest inventions. Mythology and folklore abound in stories and proverbs about salt. It has been a source of revenue to governments from ancient China to ancien regime France to the United States. The search for this commodity ushered in th ...more
Hardcover, 326 pages
Published June 1st 1978 by Johns Hopkins University Press
(first published March 1st 1978)
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