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. Salt a world history his fascinating history of this overlooked cooking seasoning makes a couple very good points in its introduction the history of salt is super interesting and i learned a lot of amazing facts about human history from reading this book but the editing was pretty bad i mean it has to be pretty bad for you to . Salt a world history mark kurlansky 484pp jonathan cape gbp1799 when a publishing company agrees to produce an authors first book it will often try to stake a claim to his or her second . Salt is the history of the world told from the point of view of the only rock that we eat which is salt the scope of this book is epic in that it starts at the beginning of recorded world history and ends at roughly present day times. Salt has often been considered so valuable that it served as currency and it is still exchanged as such in places today demand for salt established the earliest trade routes across unknown oceans and the remotest of deserts the city of jericho was founded almost 10000 years ago as a salt trading center
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