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Salt by Mark Kurlansky
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Nov 19, 2015

it was amazing
bookshelves: non-fiction, food, favorites
Recommended for: everyone!
Read in September, 2003

This book changed my life. I picked it up because fiction novels were all looking the same to me, and because it was thick enough to last the long train ride from Dusseldorf to Maastricht. School textbooks were the only non-fiction I'd ever read, and they had not prepared me for the vibrant and engaging writing found in Salt. Since reading this book I have become a devoted fan of non-fiction writing, which has exposed me to a whole new world of literature.
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Anthony Lynn I loved this book so much I read it twice, re-reading it almost as soon as I finished it. Kurlansky hit a triple with this one for me as he got me by three of my great loves; history, geography, and geology. As with his book 'Cod', I had no idea what a profound effect a common resource could have on the course of human experience. Mind blown....again.

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