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Salt: A World History


Homer called it a divine substance. Plato described it as especially dear to the gods. As Mark Kurlansky so brilliantly relates here, salt has shaped ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 5.000
Christian  C

I wish they taught this in school

by Christian C on Feb 14, 2014

Although I was History major, my attention was never drawn to the importance of Salt on the everyday lives of the world's inhabitants, until I read this book. I had no idea that so much of what we consider important history was influenced by the universal need for salt or salted products. and how ... More

Thomas K

NaCl rewites history

by Thomas K on Aug 22, 2013

NaCl rewrites history. An amazing , factual account of how salt shaped the migration and development of civilization. More

by Havinganicknameisstupid on Feb 21, 2013

A fine, fine book. Cod, The Big Oyster, and finally this. Our histories, indeed, unfold on our bellies. More


Salt - highly recommended

by suetutt on Jun 7, 2007

This should be a compulsory textbook in all schools all over the planet to give us all a perspective on the interaction between politics , economics and our survival. Particularly helpful to understand how oil is today's salt. Quite apart from its informative value it is an excellent read: a lively ... More

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