The Story of Salt by Mark Kurlansky

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From the team that created the ALA Notable Book The Cod's Tale comes the fascinating history of salt, which has been the object of wars and revolutions and is vital for life.

Based on Mark Kurlansky's critically acclaimed bestseller Salt: A World History, this handsome picture book explores every aspect of salt: The many ways it's gathered from the earth and sea; how ancient emperors in China, Egypt, and Rome used it to keep their subjects happy; Why salt was key to the Age of Exploration; what salt meant to the American Revolution; And even how the search for salt eventually led to oil. Along the way, you'll meet a Celtic miner frozen in salt, learn how to make ketchup, and even experience salt's finest hour: Gandhi's famous Salt March.

 

About Mark Kurlansky

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Mark Kurlansky is the New York Times bestselling author of many books, including The Food of a Younger Land, Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World; Salt: A World History; 1968: The Year That Rocked the World; and The Big Oyster: History on the Half Shell. He lives in New York City. S. D. Schindler lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
 
Published September 7, 2006 by Putnam Juvenile. 48 pages
Genres: History, Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Outdoors, Cooking, Children's Books.

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Between his opening disquisition on its chemical composition and a closing timeline, he explores salt’s sources and methods of extraction, its worldwide economic influences from prehistoric domestication of animals to Gandhi’s Salt March, its many uses as a preservative and industrial product, it...

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After their notable success in transforming Kurlansky's adult work on cod into a children's book ( The Cod's Tale, BCCB 10/01), what could be more natural than for Kurlansky...

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After their notable success in transforming Kurlansky's adult work on cod into a children's book ( The Cod's Tale, BCCB 10/01), what could be more natural than for Kurlansky...

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