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The Salt By Alex Woolf

The Salt by Alex Woolf

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There's much more to salt than just a seasoner - it has triggered wars, kick-started industries and revolutionised diets!

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The Salt by Alex Woolf

Did you know that the little white grains that sit in your salt cellar have an amazing story to tell? The simple condiment has caused wars to break out, empires to be conquered and black markets to flourish. This book describes the journey salt has taken, from prehistoric religious offerings to a staple seasoning.

Other topics covered are the health aspects of salt, how it is produced, its chemical properties and how it is traded around the world.

With bright illustrations and amazing photographs, this is an ideal leisure read, but also perfect for coursework and presentations for key stage 2 readers.

About Alex Woolf

Alex Woolf has written more than 150 books, both fiction and non-fiction, mostly for children. Many of these have sold around the world and his words have been translated into over a dozen different languages. He has written on a huge range of subjects including Romans, chocolate, asteroids, sharks, Tudors, flying reptiles, soap, bees and acne. In 2019, he won a Fiction Express award for his story, Mystery at Moon Base One. Alex lives in North London with his family and two cats, Juno and Minerva.

Table of Contents

  • 1: What is salt?
  • 2: Salt for seasoning
  • 3: Salt and our health
  • 4: Salt for preserving food
  • 5: How is salt produced?
  • 6: Salt in the ancient world
  • 7: Salt in the classical world
  • 8: Salt in religion
  • 9: Salt in the Middle Ages
  • 10: Salt and exploration
  • 11: Salt wars and revolutions
  • 12: Salt in early America
  • 13: Salt in today's world
  • 14: Timeline

Additional information

The Salt by Alex Woolf
Used - Very Good
Hachette Children's Group
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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