Salt: A World History

Mark Kurlansky

Mark Kurlansky’s Salt: A World History is a fascinating exploration of the humble mineral that has played a vital role in human society for thousands of years. From the ancient Egyptians to the British Empire, salt has been a cornerstone of culture and commerce, shaping economies and influencing politics. Kurlansky’s unique approach to history-weaving, with science, anthropology, and culinary history, creates a rich and nuanced picture of how salt has shaped human history. Whether you’re a history buff or a foodie, Salt is a captivating read that will leave you with a newfound appreciation for this essential mineral.