The author of "Cod" and "The Basque History of the World" takes an extraordinary look at an ordinary substancesalt, the only rock humans eatand how it has shaped civilization from the very beginning. Unabridged. 14 CDs.
Only Mark Kurlansky, winner of the James Beard Award for Excellence in Food Writing for COD: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World, could woo readers toward such an off-beat topic of SALT: A World History...Throughout his engaging, well-researched history, Kurlansky sprinkles witty asides and amusing anecdotes. A piquant blend of the historic, political, commercial, scientific and culinary, the book is sure to entertain as well as educate.