Salt: A World History
Jonathan Cape, 2002 - 484 sayfa
Homer called salt a divine substance, while Plato described it as especially dear to the gods. Kurlansky blends political, commercial, scientific, religious and culinary records into this history of the substance which he claims shaped civilization from the beginning.
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LibraryThing ReviewKullanıcı Değerlendirmesi - nancynova - LibraryThing
First book that I've read by this author. I knew about Lot's wife turning to salt, but had no idea that it was such a precious commodity (which makes sense with no refrigeration). I thought the ... Tam incelemeyi okuyun
LibraryThing ReviewKullanıcı Değerlendirmesi - multiplexer - LibraryThing
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