Most everyone becomes familiar early in there chemistry schooling of the formula NaCL, sodium chloride and best known as common salt. This tale of the world of salt begins with its early discovered origins, its sources, manufacturing and distribution. Salt’s ability to preserve food and sustain life insured it as a primary trade good throughout the world. Kurlansky identifies salt as “the only family of rocks eaten by humans” and follows fact and folklore over millenniums. This book is informative and a fun browse through a taken for granted component in life history.
7 April, 2020