by Mark Kurlansky
Editor: Vintage Publishing
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Homer called it a divine substancePlato described as particularly dear to the godsAs Mark Kurlansky so brilliantly concerns here, salt has been in the form of civilization from the beginning, and its history is a brilliant, often surprising, part of the history of humanity.Wars were defeated during the salt wars and, while taxes on secure salt empires throughout Europe and Asia, they also inspired the revolution – Gandhi’s salt march in 1930, began the overthrow of British domination in IndiaIn rural communities in Sichuan province, where the last home made soy sauce is produced in Cheshire brine springs that provided salt around the globe, Mark Kurlansky produced a kaleidoscope of world history, multi-layered masterpiece that blends political, commercial, scientific, religious and culinary recordings in a rich and unforgettable tale.
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