Salt A World History E–pub New


Salt A World History

REVIEW Salt A World History Mark Kurlansky ↠ 1 REVIEW REVIEW æ Salt A World History Its story is a glittering often surprising part of the history of humankind A substance so valuable it served as currency salt has influenced the establishment of trade routes and cities provoked and financed wars secured empires and inspired revolutions  Populated by colorful ch. What a disappointment this was Kurlansky clearly has searched complete encyclopaedias on the word salt and has poured it all down in this book with no connecting narrative or analysis Facts myths and stories are mixed almost randomly And okay you do get the impression that salt has played a very important role throughout history and even all around the world but in the end you re stuck with a dizzying amount of unreliable facts Kurlansky even has the annoying habit of adding all kinds of other non salt related information unfortunately for him he regularly makes big mistakes and he repeats himself constantly This is certainly not the way that World History should go Flora of Maine A Manual for Identification of Native and Naturalized Plants of Maine Vascular disappointment this was Kurlansky clearly has searched complete encyclopaedias on the word salt and has poured it all Resist Not Evil down in this book with no connecting narrative or analysis Facts myths and stories are mixed almost randomly And okay you Non luogo a procedere do get the impression that salt has played a very important role throughout history and even all around the world but in the end you re stuck with a Ainsi se tut Zarathoustra dizzying amount of unreliable facts Kurlansky even has the annoying habit of adding all kinds of other non salt related information unfortunately for him he regularly makes big mistakes and he repeats himself constantly This is certainly not the way that World History should go

SUMMARY Ô YEEZY950.US ↠ Mark Kurlansky

REVIEW Salt A World History Mark Kurlansky ↠ 1 REVIEW REVIEW æ Salt A World History From the Bestselling Author of Cod and The Basue History of the WorldIn his fifth work of nonfiction Mark Kurlansky turns his attention to a common household item with a long and intriguing history salt The only rock we eat salt has shaped civilization from the very beginning and. Chris Lavers started his review of this book for the Guardian with speculation on how an author can get released from publisher s contract The publisher receives priority by including a first refusal clause on a second book You merely present your publisher with stunningly unappealing material If they choose not to publish then you are free to go elsewhere A history of salt should workMostly a foodie history with emphasis on the historical importance of salt for food preservation There is some discussion of industrial uses like embalming in Egypt and other parts of Africa The sections about cod and Basue fishing were familiar from reading Cod A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World and The Basue History of the World The Story of a Nation Until the first invention by a Paris cook Nicolas Appert the Father of Canning most food preservation was salt The Vitamin C in sauerkraut made it possible for early sailors to avoid scurvy Appert canning jarMore sophisticated canning of fish and vegetables followed Cold preservation and Clarence Birdseye founder of the frozen food industry were not far behind In 1928 Birdseye found a buyer for his company and fast freezing method it became General Foods But until these relatively recent events salt was a vital part of the economy There were salt laws salt taxes and salt merchantsI learned a lot about the magical properties of salt well the beliefs and customs in its magic Salt protects against the evil eye according to both Jews and Muslims Remember rubbing the newborn infants with salt from the Book of Ezekial 164 Sprinkle salt on the stage in traditional Japanese theater to protect against evil Anglo Saxon farmers used salt on the plow when invoking the earth goddess for a good harvest Romans called a man in love salax in a salted state the origin of the word salacious In the Pyrenees bridal couples went to church with salt in their left pockets to guard against impotence In some parts of France only the groom carried salt in others only the bride In Germany the bride s shoes were sprinkled with salt An 1157 Paris engraving titled Women Salting Their Husbands demonstrated how to make your man virile The last line of an accompanying poem reads With salting front and back At last strong natures they will not lack Biblioth ue NationaleFrom early history the West African silent barter reported by Herodotus and the ancient salt well of Shaanxi and Sichuan to the 1901 salt dome drilling of Spindletop which redefined the terms drill rig and well to mean oil not salt It s all here not too briny just savory sampleA crowd gathers to watch a side gusher on Spindletop hill in Beaumont Texas which was the site of the first Texas oil gusher 10 January 1901 Photo by the Texas Energy MuseumNewsmakers by 1902 Non luogo a procedere discussion of industrial uses like embalming in Egypt and other parts of Africa The sections about cod and Basue fishing were familiar from reading Cod A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World and The Basue History of the World The Story of a Nation Until the first invention by a Paris cook Nicolas Appert the Father of Canning most food preservation was salt The Vitamin C in sauerkraut made it possible for early sailors to avoid scurvy Appert canning jarMore sophisticated canning of fish and vegetables followed Cold preservation and Clarence Birdseye founder of the frozen food industry were not far behind In 1928 Birdseye found a buyer for his company and fast freezing method it became General Foods But until these relatively recent events salt was a vital part of the economy There were salt laws salt taxes and salt merchantsI learned a lot about the magical properties of salt well the beliefs and customs in its magic Salt protects against the evil eye according to both Jews and Muslims Remember rubbing the newborn infants with salt from the Book of Ezekial 164 Sprinkle salt on the stage in traditional Japanese theater to protect against evil Anglo Saxon farmers used salt on the plow when invoking the earth goddess for a good harvest Romans called a man in love salax in a salted state the origin of the word salacious In the Pyrenees bridal couples went to church with salt in their left pockets to guard against impotence In some parts of France only the groom carried salt in others only the bride In Germany the bride s shoes were sprinkled with salt An 1157 Paris engraving titled Women Salting Their Husbands Ainsi se tut Zarathoustra demonstrated how to make your man virile The last line of an accompanying poem reads With salting front and back At last strong natures they will not lack Biblioth ue NationaleFrom early history the West African silent barter reported by Herodotus and the ancient salt well of Shaanxi and Sichuan to the 1901 salt Awakening dome Call Me By Your Name drilling of Spindletop which redefined the terms The Mark of Athena drill rig and well to mean oil not salt It s all here not too briny just savory sampleA crowd gathers to watch a side gusher on Spindletop hill in Beaumont Texas which was the site of the first Texas oil gusher 10 January 1901 Photo by the Texas Energy MuseumNewsmakers by 1902

Mark Kurlansky ↠ 1 REVIEW

REVIEW Salt A World History Mark Kurlansky ↠ 1 REVIEW REVIEW æ Salt A World History Aracters and filled with an unending series of fascinating details Salt by Mark Kurlansky is a supremely entertaining multi layered masterpieceMark Kurlansky is the author of many books including Cod The Basue History of the World 1968 and The Big Oyster His newest book is Birdsey. Well I ll be pickled We say we ll take something with a grain of salt as if it s nothing but much of the history of the world is tied up in the uest for salt It s not nothing We re fortunate to have it in such abundance that we can take it for granted and worry about getting too much of it in our diets For most of human existence that was not the case The material here is thorough and often fascinating but you must have a strong interest in history if you hope to get through it Had I tried to read it in print rather than listening to the audio book I may not have stayed with it It s uite thoroughly thorough right down to ancient and modern recipes for salty foods that sound mighty revolting The uality and style of presentation in the book is similar to Bill Bryson s but without the humor It s hard to believe this was written by the same guy that put together that goofy book made up of nothing but uestions

  • Paperback
  • 484
  • Salt A World History
  • Mark Kurlansky
  • English
  • 15 July 2020
  • 9780142001615

10 thoughts on “Salt A World History E–pub New

  1. says: REVIEW Salt A World History SUMMARY Ô YEEZY950.US ↠ Mark Kurlansky Mark Kurlansky ↠ 1 REVIEW

    REVIEW Salt A World History SUMMARY Ô YEEZY950.US ↠ Mark Kurlansky Mark Kurlansky ↠ 1 REVIEW Chris Lavers started his review of this book for the Guardian with speculation on how an author can get released from publisher’s

  2. says: Mark Kurlansky ↠ 1 REVIEW SUMMARY Ô YEEZY950.US ↠ Mark Kurlansky REVIEW Salt A World History

    Salt A World History E–pub New I read several chapters of this It was mind numbingly boring Lists lists lists of everything that has ever been done with salt What different countries cultures and times have done with salt The word salt in many different languages That old thing about salary being the precious salt that the Romans paid their military in right I was praying for a relief from the tedium of this book But all I got was the odd not at all interesting anecdot

  3. says: Salt A World History E–pub New

    SUMMARY Ô YEEZY950.US ↠ Mark Kurlansky Mark Kurlansky ↠ 1 REVIEW Salt A World History E–pub New Let them eat salt Literally let everyone do so as we all need a moderate dose of it Such is one of the early discoveries in Mark Kurlansky’s biography of salt and how it shaped the world Kurlansky uses his attention to detail and ability to entertain the curious reader in this book that explores much of how salt came to be found on most tables around the world as well as some of the key customs and traditio

  4. says: SUMMARY Ô YEEZY950.US ↠ Mark Kurlansky Salt A World History E–pub New

    Mark Kurlansky ↠ 1 REVIEW SUMMARY Ô YEEZY950.US ↠ Mark Kurlansky Salt A World History E–pub New This book changed my life I picked it up because fiction novels were all looking the same to me and because it was thick enough to last the long train ride from Dusseldorf to Maastricht School textbooks were the only non fiction I'd ever read and they had not prepared me for the vibrant and engaging writing found in Salt Since reading this book I have become a devoted fan of non fiction writing which has exposed me to

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    SUMMARY Ô YEEZY950.US ↠ Mark Kurlansky Salt A World History E–pub New Mark Kurlansky ↠ 1 REVIEW This was the first so called commodity history that I've read and I'm sorry to say it might have turned me completely off the damn things I'm not entirely sure why this book is so popular and so widely read since

  6. says: Salt A World History E–pub New

    Salt A World History E–pub New What a disappointment this was Kurlansky clearly has searched complete encyclopaedias on the word 'salt' and has poured it all down in this book with no connecting narrative or analysis Facts myths and stories are mixed almost randomly And o

  7. says: REVIEW Salt A World History Mark Kurlansky ↠ 1 REVIEW SUMMARY Ô YEEZY950.US ↠ Mark Kurlansky

    Salt A World History E–pub New Well I'll be pickled We say we'll take something with a grain of salt as if it's nothing but much of the history of the world is tied up in the uest for salt It's not nothing We're fortunate to have it in such abundance that we can take it for granted and worry about getting too much of it in our diets For most of human

  8. says: Salt A World History E–pub New SUMMARY Ô YEEZY950.US ↠ Mark Kurlansky

    REVIEW Salt A World History Salt A World History E–pub New I very much enjoyed this book on world history roled like a ball of yarn around the role salt played in this history I think that different readers will enjoy different aspects of the book There is something for everyone I particularly enjoyed the sections on Chinese ancient history on French salt production on Noirmoutie

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    REVIEW Salt A World History Salt A World History E–pub New Mark Kurlansky is a historical writer who does what one reviewer referred to as the “little big” style of writing that is to say he takes something little and often overlooked and from it he spins out larger truths about society and the world To say that he does this well would be an understatementSalt A World Histo

  10. says: Salt A World History E–pub New

    Salt A World History E–pub New While certainly an interesting and often entertaining read with many historic details I had never heard before this book is seriously flawed in several waysIt has a bibliography but no footnotes or endnotes Given that on

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