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Mark Kurlansky

Autor(a) de Salt: A World History

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About the Author

Mark Kurlansky is the author of The Basque History of the World, the New York Times bestseller Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World (among the New York Public Library's Best Books of the Year in 1998), as well as A Chosen Few: The Resurrection of European Jewry; A Continent of mostrar mais Islands: Searching for the Caribbean Destiny, and several acclaimed works of short fiction and journalism about the Caribbean. He spent seven years as the Caribbean correspondent for the Chicago Tribune. He lives in New York City. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de Mark Kurlansky

Salt: A World History (2002) 6,071 cópias
Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World (1997) — Autor — 3,239 cópias
Paper: Paging Through History (2016) 795 cópias
The Story of Salt (2006) 396 cópias
The Last Fish Tale (2008) 332 cópias
World Without Fish (2011) 293 cópias
The Cod's Tale (2001) 225 cópias
Havana: A Subtropical Delirium (2017) 163 cópias
Battle Fatigue (2011) 40 cópias
A Moveable Feast 3 cópias

Associated Works

The Belly of Paris (1873) — Tradutor, algumas edições1,204 cópias
Gandhi on Non-Violence: A Selection From the Writings of Mahatma Gandi (1964) — Prefácio, algumas edições336 cópias
Haiti Noir (2011) — Contribuinte — 136 cópias
Best Food Writing 2000 (2000) — Contribuinte — 60 cópias
Solo: Writers on Pilgrimage (2004) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
Hebbes Preview. 12 nieuwe smaakmakers voor het voorjaar (2006) — Autor, algumas edições4 cópias
hebbes — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Glass : Satyagraha : 2017/18 [programme] (2018) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)


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I read this book many years ago but as I received it as a gift from my younger child, it was time to read it again. Despite the seasoning of decades it holds up as a good book. Salt, which the author notes is "the only rock we eat," plays a vital role in human history and culture. At times this book reads like someone who knows a lot about salt and has decided to tell you all about it in detail, but in the most fascinating way possible. For foodies, Kurlansky also includes recipes using salt from across time and cultures.

There's way too much to summarize here, but my favorite part involves Avery Island in Lousiana. The island is actually a salt dome, and there's a curious connection between salt domes and petroleum. In the case of Avery Island, people have not only exploited it for salt and oil, but Edmund McIlhenny decided it would be a good place to grow peppers for use in his product, Tabasco sauce. The fun stories and historical connections make this book an informative and entertaining read.
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Othemts | outras 166 resenhas | Apr 2, 2024 |
I definitely have mixed feelings about this one. The author has done an incredible amount of research and without a doubt makes his case for the importance of salt in world history, connecting it to lots of things we may have never thought of, and throwing in lots of interesting historical anecdotes. However, I could have done without the recipes. I did learn a lot however. The audiobook was generally well read except that the narrator doesn't know how to pronounce a lot of Chinese words, which I guess doesn't matter to most listeners who don't know how they are pronounced to begin with.… (mais)
datrappert | outras 166 resenhas | Mar 20, 2024 |
Who’d have thought milk could be such a controversial topic? Breastfeeding,homogenization,pasteurization,hormones,antibiotics,tuberculosis etc.
A history that often highlights class inequities, corporate and government malfeasance and political struggles ( the US embargo of Cuba caused them to make a great cone) but leaves room for discussion of the origins of ice cream sodas,sundaes and much more.
There are recipes throughout, though you may have to rush out and get some yak milk to fully participate.
What’s not to love?
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cspiwak | outras 9 resenhas | Mar 6, 2024 |
This book works on several levels. As a broader international history, as a conservation story and as a narrow social history. Plus, if you are looking for a good cod recipe-look no further. Enjoyed it.
cspiwak | outras 67 resenhas | Mar 6, 2024 |



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