Salt

Salt

A World History

Book - 2003
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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.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2003
ISBN: 9780142001615
0142001619
Branch Call Number: 553.63209 K9659S 2003
Characteristics: x, 484 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm

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hilype
Jan 12, 2020

Gr: 3.73 484p

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PDBurt
May 18, 2019

Very interesting book. I didn't get through it as someone else in line so reordered and finished. Engaging world history.

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raydot
Feb 15, 2019

It starts a bit slow but by the end it's a must read for anyone interested in world culinary history. Also full of a lot of facts that might get you through a round of bar trivia, if that's your thing.

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celiawhite99
Nov 03, 2018

Did not finish-boring

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Jonathan_logan
Nov 23, 2016

Good book but
Why the west when he talks about history of Africa, talk about invaders not the local ?
we don't want accept the fact that Africa has it's own history.

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kcawthon
Aug 21, 2016

this was a fascinating look into how a commodity could impact and even drive history. Gives you an idea what the history of petroleum might be years from now. I read this book shortly after it was released (and shortly after I started working for a salt company that owns the largest salt mine in the world )

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john1933
May 19, 2013

The author's "Cod" is an equally good read. A fascinating story about Portugal's long-time monopoly.

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ranwin33
Aug 08, 2012

If you are going to write a history of a food product and its effect on the history itself, then this should be a primer.

Great book. I don't know about the factual inaccuracies another commenter mentions, but from what research I've done, I have yet to find any.

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monecat
Sep 13, 2011

Adds an understanding to commerce and war.The story of Gandhi is so simple but shows how life might be better if more simple and logical.

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witchgirl
Mar 15, 2011

This is the most interesting book about salt I have ever read.

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