Salt: A World History

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Penguin Books, 2003 - 484 sayfa

From the Bestselling Author of Cod and The Basque History of the World In his fifth work of nonfiction, Mark Kurlansky turns his attention to a common household item with a long and intriguing history: salt. The only rock we eat, salt has shaped civilization from the very beginning, and its story is a glittering, often surprising part of the history of humankind. A substance so valuable it served as currency, salt has influenced the establishment of trade routes and cities, provoked and financed wars, secured empires, and inspired revolutions. Populated by colorful characters and filled with an unending series of fascinating details, Salt by Mark Kurlansky is a supremely entertaining, multi-layered masterpiece. Mark Kurlansky is the author of many books including Cod, The Basque History of the World, 1968, and The Big Oyster. His newest book is Birdseye.

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LibraryThing Review

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Generally, Salt is a pretty enjoyable read for a high level overview history book focusing on a niche subject. And it is exactly that -- a survey of world history seen through the lens of salt (and ... Tam incelemeyi okuyun

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Kullanıcı Değerlendirmesi  - deblemrc - LibraryThing

An easy read, with lot of nice stories, and a strong culinary touch. No deep historical and/or economic review of the role of salt, but never the less a good entertaining book. Tam incelemeyi okuyun

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From the Bestselling Author of Cod and The Basque History of the World In Salt, Mark Kurlansky's fifth work of nonfiction, he turns his attention to a common household item with a long and intriguing history. The only rock we eat, salt has shaped civilization from the very beginning, and its story is a glittering, often surprising part of the history of humankind. A substance so valuable it served as currency, salt has influenced the establishment of trade routes and cities, provoked and financed wars, secured empires, and inspired revolutions. Populated by colorful characters and filled with an unending series of fascinating details, Salt by Mark Kurlansky is a supremely entertaining, multi-layered masterpiece. “The fascinating, indispensible history of an indispensible ingredient…a must have for any serious cook or foodie.” –Anthony Bourdain “An immensely entertaining read.” –Los Angeles Times Mark Kurlansky is the author of many books including Cod, The Basque History of the World, 1968, and The Big Oyster. His newest book is Birdseye.

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