Men of Salt

Crossing the Sahara on the Caravan of White Gold


Author: Michael Benanav

Publisher: Lyons Press

ISBN: 9781599211640

Category: Travel

Page: 220

View: 518

Provides a narrative of the Islamic culture's centuries-old trek between Timbuktu and the notorious salt mines of Taoudenni, describing how camel drivers march for eighteen hours per day in sandstorms and searing heat.

Men's Health and Wellness for the New Millennium


Author: Valiere Alcena

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595457827

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 480

View: 2005

Millions of men suffer from diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, cancer, obesity, and other ailments.Men's Health and Wellness for the New Millennium explains why these diseases occur, how to evaluate them, and how to treat them. Geared toward the medical professional but written in such a way that a layperson can understand its language and concepts, Dr. Valiere Alcena explains the best way to take a person's blood pressure, how hypertension affects different areas of the brain, the proper ways to treat various diseases in men, and much more. Dr. Alcena also delves into the risk factors for different age groups and races, explains the variations between assorted types of strokes, and offers suggestions to men and their doctors on how to reduce susceptibility to various illnesses. If you are a doctor trying to diagnose or treat an illness or if you are simply looking for recommendations on how to cope with or avoid an illness, Men's Health and Wellness for the New Millennium has the answers you seek.

Salt of the Desert Sun

A History of Salt Production and Trade in the Central Sudan


Author: Paul E. Lovejoy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521301824

Category: History

Page: 351

View: 1523

A study of the organisation of the salt industry of the Sokoto Caliphate and Borno.

The Florida of the Inca


Author: Garcilaso de la Vega

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 029278905X

Category: History

Page: 708

View: 1301

Perhaps the most amazing thing of all about Garcilaso de la Vega's epic account of the De Soto expedition is the fact that, although it is easily the first great classic of American history, it had never before received a complete or otherwise adequate English translation in the 346 years which have elapsed since its publication in Spanish. Now the Inca's thrilling narrative comes into its own in the English speaking world. Hernando de Soto's expedition for the conquest of North America was the most ambitious ever to brave the perils of the New World. Garcilaso tells in remarkably rich detail of the conquistadors' wanderings over half a continent, of the unbelievable vicissitudes which beset them, of the Indians whom they sought to win for King and Church and by whose hands most of them died, of De Soto's death, and of the final pitiful failure of the expedition.

Congressional Record

Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress


Author: United States. Congress

Publisher: N.A


Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 6487

Salt in Prehistoric Europe


Author: Anthony Harding

Publisher: Sidestone Press

ISBN: 9088902011

Category: History

Page: 162

View: 3101

Salt was a commodity of great importance in the ancient past, just as it is today. Its roles in promoting human health and in making food more palatable are well-known; in peasant societies it also plays a very important role in the preservation of foodstuffs and in a range of industries. Uncovering the evidence for the ancient production and use of salt has been a concern for historians over many years, but interest in the archaeology of salt has been a particular focus of research in recent times. This book charts the history of research on archaeological salt and traces the story of its production in Europe from earliest times down to the Iron Age. It presents the results of recent research, which has shown how much new evidence is now available from the different countries of Europe. The book considers new approaches to the archaeology of salt, including a GIS analysis of the oft-cited association between Bronze Age hoards and salt sources, and investigates the possibility of a new narrative of salt production in prehistoric Europe based on the role of salt in society, including issues of gender and the control of sources. The book is intended for both academics and the general reader interested in the prehistory of a fundamental but often under-appreciated commodity in the ancient past. It includes the results of the author’s own research as well as an up-to-date survey of current work.

The Men Who Wear the Star

The Story of the Texas Rangers


Author: Charles M. Robinson, III

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0375505350

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 6149

Here is the first full telling of the most colorful and famous law enforcers of our time. For years, the Texas Rangers have been historical figures shrouded in myth. Charles M. Robinson III has sifted through the tall tales to reach the heart of this storied organization. The Men Who Wear the Star details the history of the Rangers, from their beginnings, spurred by Stephen Austin, and their formal organization in 1835, to the gangster era with Bonnie and Clyde, and on through to modern times. Filled with memorable characters, it is energetic and fast-paced, making this the definitive record of the exploits and accomplishments of the Texas Rangers.