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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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Reviews of Salt: A World History

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 much of that information was left out by my innumerable teachers, professors and textbooks. If you love History, You'll love SALT.

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.

by Havinganicknameisstupid on Feb 21, 2013

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


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 style, well-researched, but not jargon-ridden.

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