Salt: A World History

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Penguin, 28 Oca 2003 - 496 sayfa

“Kurlansky finds the world in a grain of salt.” - New York Times Book Review

An unlikely world history 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 is a supremely entertaining, multi-layered masterpiece.

 

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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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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

İçindekiler

The INTRODUCTION Rock
CHAPTER TWO Fish Fowl and Pharoahs
CHAPTER THREE Saltmen Hard as Codfish
CHAPTER FOUR Salts Salad Days
CHAPTER FIVE Salting It Away in the Adriatic
CHAPTER SIX Two Ports and the Prosciutto in Between
PART
CHAPTER EIGHT A Nordic Dream
CHAPTER SIXTEEN The War Between the Salts
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN Red Salt
PART THREE
CHAPTER NINETEEN The Mythology of Geology
CHAPTER TWENTY The Soil Never Sets On
CHAPTER TWENTYONE Salt and the Great Soul
CHAPTER TWENTYTWO Not Looking Back
CHAPTER TWENTYTHREE The Last Salt Days of Zigong

CHAPTER NINE A WellSalted Hexagon
CHAPTER TEN The Hapsburg Pickle
CHAPTER ELEVEN The Leaving of Liverpool
CHAPTER TWELVE American Salt Wars
Salt CHAPTER THIRTEEN and Independence
CHAPTER FIFTEEN Preserving Independence
CHAPTER TWENTYFOUR Ma La and
CHAPTER TWENTYFIVE More Salt than Fish
CHAPTER TWENTYSIX Big Salt Little Salt
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
INDEX
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Mark Kurlansky is the New York Times bestselling author of Cod, Salt, Paper, The Basque History of the World, 1968, The Big Oyster, International Night, The Eastern Stars, A Continent of Islands, and The White Man in the Tree and Other Stories. He received the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Nonviolence, Bon Appetit's Food Writer of the Year Award, the James Beard Award, and the Glenfiddich Award. Salt was a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist. He spent ten years as Caribbean correspondent for the Chicago Tribune. He lives in New York City. www.markkurlansky.com.

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