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Neptune’s Gift: A History of Common Salt
Robert P. Multhauf. Common salt is a substance seemingly too ordinary to think about -- yet it is the oldest of our raw materials & the basis of some of our newest inventions. Mythology & folklore abound in accounts of its power & importance. Salt has been a crucial source of revenue to governments from ancient china to ancien regime France & even the U.S. And the ongoing search for this valuable commodity ushered in the age of petroleum fuels. In the first comprehensive history of salt, Robert Multhauf tells the remarkable story of its production, its uses, & its role in various cultures from ancient times to the present. This book, with its excellent photographs, is to be recommended to everyone interest in the history of culture & technology.
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U.F.O.s: The Sighting of Alien People & Spacecraft From the Earliest Centuries to the Present Day
Commonwealth of Science: ANZAAS & the Scientific Enterprise in Australia, 1888-1988
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