Objects & Places from Salt: A World History

Mark Kurlansky
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Acid - A chemical compound with a ph greater than 7.

Base - This is a chemical compound with a ph less than 7.

Kibbutz - This is a collective farm in Israel. The ideal of collective farming was popularized by Theodore Herzl and became a reality once the state of Israel was founded.

Soy - This is a legume that has become a dietary staple in China.

Natron - Called poor man's salt it was often used by the poor when table salt was not available.

Ostia - This was the most important port of ancient Rome and an important salt works.

Garum - This is a condiment common to ancient Roman cuisine made of a salty brine and fermented fish.

Gabelle - This was the name for the hated salt tax in France. Each French person was required to buy a certain amount of salt from the...

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