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From the team that created the ALA Notable Book The Cod's Tale comes the fascinating history of salt, which has been the object of wars and revolutions and is vital for life.

Based on Mark Kurlansky's critically acclaimed best seller Salt: A World History, this handsome picture book explores every aspect of salt: The many ways it's gathered from the Earth and sea; how ancient emperors in China, Egypt, and Rome used it to keep their subjects happy; why salt was key to the Age of Exploration; what salt meant to the American Revolution; and even how the search for salt eventually led to oil. Along the way, you'll meet a Celtic miner frozen in salt, learn how to make ketchup, and even experience salt's finest hour: Gandhi's famous Salt March.

©2006 Mark Kurlansky (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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Nice snapshot for the young

Nice snapshot of the history of salt for the young. As an adult, I'd rather have something like this to listen to than some of the painfully idiotic children's books out there. Who says you both can't enjoy an audiobook?

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love it ty so much I had no idea salt was so cool!

love it ty so much I had no idea salt was so cool! ty ty