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Salt: A World History book download

Salt: A World History . Mark Kurlansky

Salt: A World History

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Salt: A World History Mark Kurlansky

First published about ten years ago, Either way, Salt is a great window into world history, told charmingly and exhaustively. In the Roman Empire, pepper was used as aspirin. This book was recommended by a dear friend who knows how deeply Gemini I am: quite practical, technical, and yet irredeemably liberal arts at the same time. It's been a while since a book review, hasn't it? I picked this up at my local library because I like histories of things, I like food, and I LOVE salt. Interesting book on the history of salt. Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky. It is amazing what is now so plentiful that we throw on our roads as a de-icer was once a precious and rare commodity that caravans crossed the desert for and created empires. I just finished reading the audio book (also available e and paper formats) Salt: A World History, by Mark Kurlansky, read by Scott Brick. When I returned to the office after my extended stay in Berkeley, I discovered that someone left a copy of Mark Kurlansky's book Salt: A World History on my desk. Posted on December 17, 2011 by chefcrsh. Next up, we'll explore coffee with “Everything but the Coffee: Learning about America from Starbucks” by Bryant Simon and then it's on to salt with “Salt: A World History” by Mark Kurlansky. Which brings me to an old favorite: Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky. Salt: A World History Reading this book cemented two things in my mind: 1) The public school system failed me when it comes to geography,. For thousands of years, it was a precious commodity and a vital nutrient. Salt: A World History: Mark Kurlansky: 9780142001615: Who knew a book about a cooking condiment could be so exciting? Like Mark Kurlansky did in "Salt: A World History" (Penguin Books, 2003), Shaffer puts pepper in its historical place as a valuable commodity that changed the world. Few materials have undergone a transformation as dramatic as salt's. It has been used extensively throughout history in health and medicine, and was considered the first antibiotic because of its innate antibacterial and cleansing properties. At times it was even used as currency.

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