Download Salt Free Books - Dlebooks.net

Download Salt Free Books

Knopf Canada

English - book pages - ISBN-10: 030736979X - ISBN-13: 9780307369796

3/5 by 43 votes


From the award-winning and bestselling author of Cod comes the dramatic, human story of a simple substance, an element almost as vital as water, that has created fortunes, provoked revolutions, directed economies and enlivened our recipes.Salt is common, easy to obtain and inexpensive. It is the stuff of kitchens and cooking. Yet trade routes were established, alliances built and empires secured – all for something that filled the oceans, bubbled up from springs, formed crusts in lake beds, and thickly veined a large part of the Earth’s rock fairly close to the surface. From pre-history until just a century ago – when the mysteries of salt were revealed by modern chemistry and geology – no one knew that salt was virtually everywhere. Accordingly, it was one of the most sought-after commodities in human history. Even today, salt is a major industry. Canada, Kurlansky tells us, is the world’s sixth largest salt producer, with salt works in Ontario playing a major role in satisfying the Americans’ insatiable demand.As he did in his highly acclaimed Cod, Mark Kurlansky once again illuminates the big picture by focusing on one seemingly modest detail. In the process, the world is revealed as never before.From the Hardcover edition.

Reviews

64x64

Ryan Peltier

Very good book...U will get to understand him so much better.

Kelly Demotte

Liked it very much

Demotte Ivan

Enjoyed the whole book can't wait to read the whole series.

Recent Books

The Jewish Dark Continent
The Jewish Dark Continent
Nathaniel Deutsch
The Jews of the Pale of Settlement created a distinctive way of life little known beyond its borders. Just before World War I, a socialist...
Physician's Guide to Arthropods of Medical Importance, Fourth Edition
Physician's Guide to Arthropods of Medical Importance, Fourth Edition
Jerome Goddard
Even in the most industrialized nations, the health problems caused by common and exotic insects pose a serious threat, making quick and accurate...
Travel Photography
Travel Photography
Steve Davey
Footprint Travel Photography is all you will ever need to improve your photography, no matter where the location. The revised second edition, written...
How to Get Into Medical School by Someone That Has Actually Done It
How to Get Into Medical School by Someone That Has Actually Done It
Daniel W. Mijares
A comprehensive look at what it takes to get into medical school, from the first day of college to the first day of medical school. This book is a...
The Fruit Gardener's Bible
The Fruit Gardener's Bible
Lewis Hill
Enjoy bushels of crispy apples and baskets of juicy blueberries from your own backyard. Authors Lewis Hill and Leonard Perry provide everything you...
Procrastination, Health, and Well-Being
Procrastination, Health, and Well-Being
Fuschia M Sirois
Research on procrastination has grown exponentially in recent years. Studies have revealed that procrastination is an issue of self-regulation...
Valuing Wind Generation on Integrated Power Systems
Valuing Wind Generation on Integrated Power Systems
Ken Dragoon
Wind powered generation is the fastest growing energy source in the United States due to a combination of economic incentives, public preference for...
Decolonisation and the Pacific
Decolonisation and the Pacific
Tracey Banivanua Mar
This book charts the previously untold story of decolonisation in the oceanic world of the Pacific, Australia and New Zealand, presenting it both as...
Ripley's Fun Facts and Silly Stories 5
Ripley's Fun Facts and Silly Stories 5
Robert Ripley
Young readers searching for goofy facts, strange tales, and incredible photos will love Fun Facts & Silly Stories 5, the latest entry in Ripley's...
Dow Theory for the 21st Century
Dow Theory for the 21st Century
Jack Schannep
Dow Theory for the 21st Century includes everything that the serious investor needs to know about the stock market and how to become financially...