The Story of Salt

The Story of Salt

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Description

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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 229 x 279 x 5mm | 208.65g
  • PUFFIN
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0147511666
  • 9780147511669
  • 183,467

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Review quote

"[T]his salutary...micro-history will have young readers lifting their shakers in tribute."
--Kirkus Reviews, *starred review* "Kurlansky uses salt as the lens through which to present a new perspective on history. [T]he author mixes science, history, and personal anecdotes, resulting in a fascinating look at this amazing substance. Schindler's humorously detailed pen-and-ink drawings with colorful washes enliven the narrative and help to convey the wealth of information in the text. A lively and well-researched title, with exemplary art."
--School Library Journal, *starred review*
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About Mark Kurlansky

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.
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134 ratings
4.08 out of 5 stars
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4 47% (63)
3 14% (19)
2 2% (3)
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