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A substance so valuable it served as currency, salt has influenced the establishment of trade routes and cities, provoked and financed wars, secured empires, and inspired revolutions. Populated by colorful characters and filled with an unending series of fascinating details, Salt is a supremely entertaining, multi-layered by: In Salt A World History, Mark Kurlansky takes a substance that shaped the fortunes of cultures from ancient China to Britain to the Americas and runs with it Although not strictly food history, Salt is at its most winning in the chapters telling of people's obsession with it for flavoring and preserving meat and vegetables But it's really the quirks that seem to interest Kurlansky and make this book fascinating. . Contact Mark Thornton. Mark Thornton is a Senior Fellow at the Mises Institute and the book review editor of the Quarterly Journal of Austrian has authored seven books and is a frequent guest on national radio shows. The book begins with facts about salt and the sharing of some of the salt industry’s 14, uses for salt. It was interesting This is based upon the audio download from [ ] Narrated by: Scott Brick/5.
Originally published in under a pseudonym, The Price of Salt was heralded as “the novel of a love society forbids.” Highsmith's sensitive treatment of fully realized characters who defy stereotypes about homosexuality marks a departure from previous lesbian pulp fiction. Economics of NaCl: Salt made the world go round. ECONOMICS & SALT. At the beginning of the Roman period the sea level was at least 2m below present levels the last fluctuations of the glacial sea level rise. Filling the salt evaporation pans relied on the sea level. Salt making was well established on the Western European coasts, and the Mediterranean. The first book worked brilliantly because it was based on a sound economic principle: the division of labour. Steven Levitt was a prize-winning economist whose quirky but revelatory approach to. Overview. The Book of Salt is a novel by Monique Truong. The time period is the s and s and focuses on Binh, a young, gay Vietnamese cook living in French-colonized Vietnam who must flee spending time at sea as a cook, he lands in Paris and eventually answers an ad for a position in the household of Gertrude Stein and her lover/companion, Alice B. Toklas.
Economic thought from these universities tends to be more suspicious of free markets and advocate a greater role for government regulation and discretionary fiscal policy. Saltwater economists are more critical of rational expectations and point to examples of irrational behaviour. The Book of Salt is Vietnamese-American author Monique Truong's first novel; it presents a narrative through the eyes of Bình, a Vietnamese cook. His story centers in Paris in his life as the cook in the home of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, and is supplemented by his memories of his childhood in French-colonial book is structured as a stream of consciousness narrative, in. As a necessity for the human body, salt has been an important substance since the beginning of civilization. The dominant nations throughout history have had control of the trade of this rock that has inspired explorations and shaped prosperities. So, if salt is a metaphor for what makes life enjoyable, partly true of the Danny-Therese relationship but especially true of Carol-Therese, then the “price of salt” is all that the two women.