51 pages 1 hour read

Mark Kurlansky

Salt: A World History

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 2002

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Despite its abundance and accessibility, why has salt had the power to shape economies and build empires? 


Do you agree with Kurlansky’s quote that “The real price of everything, what everything really costs to the man who wants to acquire it, is the toil and trouble of acquiring it?” Why or why not? 


By the end of the book, and based on your own experience, do you believe that salt is healthy or unhealthy?  

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