Salt (2002, Walker and Co.) 3 stars

This book takes a look at an ordinary substance--salt, the only rock humans eat--and how …

Some things change, and others don't

4 stars

A world history missing the usual places, Salt is nevertheless an engaging look into the many different cultures and contexts in which salt has featured in our past. From China to the Americas, humans have been making salt as long as we've been farming, if not longer, and our relationship to the simple little rock is anything but simple.