The Story of Salt

The Story of Salt

Book - 2006
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The story of the only rock we eat, including its origin, the other discoveries made because of it, and tales of salt and the people who have been involved with it through the ages.
Publisher: New York, NY : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2006.
ISBN: 9780399239984
Branch Call Number: 553.63209
Characteristics: 48 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 24 x 29 cm.
Additional Contributors: Schindler, S. D.


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Salt has been around for hundreds of years.  It was once used as a form of currency.  Countries once were taxed on their salt. Did you know that in China salt tax revenues were used to build the Great Wall? Greeks and the Mayans worshipped their gods with salt offerings. There are at least ten different types of salt. They are: Celery Salt - A fine salt that is combined with ground celery… (more)

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It’s a rock, but we eat it. Empires were created because they controlled it. Trade routes were set up to get it. And it tastes great on French fries.


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