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Salt

Salt

A World History

  • Author: Mark Kurlansky
  • Publisher: Vintage Canada
  • ISBN: 030736979X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 496
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From the award-winning and bestselling author of Cod comes the dramatic, human story of a simple substance, an element almost as vital as water, that has created fortunes, provoked revolutions, directed economies and enlivened our recipes. Salt is common, easy to obtain and inexpensive. It is the stuff of kitchens and cooking. Yet trade routes were established, alliances built and empires secured – all for something that filled the oceans, bubbled up from springs, formed crusts in lake beds, and thickly veined a large part of the Earth’s rock fairly close to the surface. From pre-history until just a century ago – when the mysteries of salt were revealed by modern chemistry and geology – no one knew that salt was virtually everywhere. Accordingly, it was one of the most sought-after commodities in human history. Even today, salt is a major industry. Canada, Kurlansky tells us, is the world’s sixth largest salt producer, with salt works in Ontario playing a major role in satisfying the Americans’ insatiable demand. As he did in his highly acclaimed Cod, Mark Kurlansky once again illuminates the big picture by focusing on one seemingly modest detail. In the process, the world is revealed as never before. From the Hardcover edition.

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat

Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking

  • Author: Samin Nosrat
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1476753830
  • Category: Cooking
  • Page: 480
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Whether you've never picked up a knife or you're an accomplished chef, there are only four basic factors that determine how good your food will taste. Salt, Fat, Acid, and Heat are the four cardinal directions of cooking, and they will guide you as you choose which ingredients to use and how to cook them, and they will tell you why last minute adjustments will ensure that food tastes exactly as it should. This book will change the way you think about cooking and eating, and help you find your bearings in any kitchen, with any ingredients, while cooking any meal. --

Salt Sugar Fat

Salt Sugar Fat

How the Food Giants Hooked Us

  • Author: Michael Moss
  • Publisher: Signal
  • ISBN: 0771057091
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 352
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From a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter at The New York Times comes the troubling story of the rise of the processed food industry -- and how it used salt, sugar, and fat to addict us. Salt Sugar Fat is a journey into the highly secretive world of the processed food giants, and the story of how they have deployed these three essential ingredients, over the past five decades, to dominate the North American diet. This is an eye-opening book that demonstrates how the makers of these foods have chosen, time and again, to double down on their efforts to increase consumption and profits, gambling that consumers and regulators would never figure them out. With meticulous original reporting, access to confidential files and memos, and numerous sources from deep inside the industry, it shows how these companies have pushed ahead, despite their own misgivings (never aired publicly). Salt Sugar Fat is the story of how we got here, and it will hold the food giants accountable for the social costs that keep climbing even as some of the industry's own say, "Enough already."

Salt

Salt

  • Author: Hannah Moskowitz
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books
  • ISBN: 1452175713
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Page: 264
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Roaming the Mediterranean Sea on sailboats and hunting down monsters is the only life seventeen-year-old Indi and his siblings have ever known. He never loved it, but now that his parents are gone—vanished during a hunt three months ago—it's harder and harder to fight his desire to escape. He's constantly battling his ferocious love for his siblings and the temptation of his parents' journal, which contains directions to a treasure that their parents hinted at. Maybe it's something valuable enough to distract Beleza from her mission to hunt down the monster that killed their parents. Something that would take the little kids away from the sea that's turning Oscar into a pirate and wasting Zulu's brilliant six-year-old mind. Something that could give Indi a normal life. Acclaimed author Hannah Moskowitz has reinvented yet another genre in this ridiculously propulsive epic that is part seafaring epic, part coming-of-age tale, and a totally warm-hearted story of a boy who loves his family and just wants to figure his own self out—if only the fate of the world weren't on his shoulders.

The Book of Salt

The Book of Salt

A Novel

  • Author: Monique Truong
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 9780547524993
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 272
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The Book of Salt serves up a wholly original take on Paris in the 1930s through the eyes of Binh, the Vietnamese cook employed by Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas. Viewing his famous mesdames and their entourage from the kitchen of their rue de Fleurus home, Binh observes their domestic entanglements while seeking his own place in the world. In a mesmerizing tale of yearning and betrayal, Monique Truong explores Paris from the salons of its artists to the dark nightlife of its outsiders and exiles. She takes us back to Binh's youthful servitude in Saigon under colonial rule, to his life as a galley hand at sea, to his brief, fateful encounters in Paris with Paul Robeson and the young Ho Chi Minh.

Men of Salt

Men of Salt

Crossing the Sahara on the Caravan of White Gold

  • Author: Michael Benanav
  • Publisher: Paw Prints
  • ISBN: 9781442066021
  • Category:
  • Page: 220
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Turning Oil Into Salt

Turning Oil Into Salt

Energy Independence Through Fuel Choice

  • Author: Gal Luft,Anne Korin
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
  • ISBN: 9781439248478
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 138
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In Turning Oil into Salt: Energy Independence Through Fuel Choice Gal Luft and Anne Korin redefine energy independence and chart a compelling out-of-the-box route for America to get there.

Summer of Salt

Summer of Salt

  • Author: Katrina Leno
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • ISBN: 0062493647
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Page: 272
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Magic passed down through generations. An island where strange things happen. One summer that will become legend. Practical Magic meets Nova Ren Suma’s Imaginary Girls and Laura Ruby’s Bone Gap in this lush, atmospheric novel by acclaimed author Katrina Leno. Georgina Fernweh waits impatiently for the tingle of magic in her fingers—magic that has touched every woman in her family. But with her eighteenth birthday looming at the end of this summer, Georgina fears her gift will never come. Over the course of her last summer on the island—a summer of storms, falling in love, and the mystery behind one rare three-hundred-year-old bird—Georgina will learn the truth about magic, in all its many forms. Praise for Katrina Leno: “Leno’s writing is flawless. Readers of all ages will find themselves swept away.” —VOYA “Charming and sophisticated.” —Kirkus “Crackles with wit, humor, and enormous love.”—Booklist (starred review) “Introduces a fierce new presence.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Salt

Salt

A Story of Friendship in a Time of War

  • Author: Helen Frost
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • ISBN: 1250127076
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 176
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Anikwa and James, twelve years old in 1812, spend their days fishing, trapping, and exploring together in the forests of the Indiana Territory. To Anikwa and his family, members of the Miami tribe, this land has been home for centuries. As traders, James's family has ties to the Miami community as well as to the American soldiers in the fort. Now tensions are rising—the British and American armies prepare to meet at Fort Wayne for a crucial battle, and Native Americans from surrounding tribes gather in Kekionga to protect their homeland. After trading stops and precious commodities, like salt, are withheld, the fort comes under siege, and war ravages the land. James and Anikwa, like everyone around them, must decide where their deepest loyalties lie. Can their families—and their friendship—survive? In Salt, Printz Honor author Helen Frost offers a compelling look at a difficult time in history. A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2013 A Frances Foster Book

Salt to the Sea

Salt to the Sea

A Novel

  • Author: Ruta Sepetys
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0399160302
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Page: 391
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"As World War II draws to a close, refugees try to escape the war's final dangers, only to find themselves aboard a ship with a target on its hull"--

Water and Salt

Water and Salt

The Essence of Life : the Healing Power of Nature

  • Author: Barbara Hendel,Peter Ferreira
  • Publisher: Natural Health International
  • ISBN: 9780974451510
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 251
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Perfect bound with additional flaps on the cover

Cities of salt

Cities of salt

  • Author: ʻAbd al-Raḥmān Munīf
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 627
  • View: 5997
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The Years of Rice and Salt

The Years of Rice and Salt

A Novel

  • Author: Kim Stanley Robinson
  • Publisher: Spectra
  • ISBN: 9780553897609
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 784
  • View: 736
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With the incomparable vision and breathtaking detail that brought his now-classic Mars trilogy to vivid life, bestselling author KIM STANLEY ROBINSON boldly imagines an alternate history of the last seven hundred years. In his grandest work yet, the acclaimed storyteller constructs a world vastly different from the one we know.... The Years of Rice and Salt It is the fourteenth century and one of the most apocalyptic events in human history is set to occur–the coming of the Black Death. History teaches us that a third of Europe’s population was destroyed. But what if? What if the plague killed 99 percent of the population instead? How would the world have changed? This is a look at the history that could have been–a history that stretches across centuries, a history that sees dynasties and nations rise and crumble, a history that spans horrible famine and magnificent innovation. These are the years of rice and salt. This is a universe where the first ship to reach the New World travels across the Pacific Ocean from China and colonization spreads from west to east. This is a universe where the Industrial Revolution is triggered by the world’s greatest scientific minds–in India. This is a universe where Buddhism and Islam are the most influential and practiced religions and Christianity is merely a historical footnote. Through the eyes of soldiers and kings, explorers and philosophers, slaves and scholars, Robinson renders an immensely rich tapestry. Rewriting history and probing the most profound questions as only he can, Robinson shines his extraordinary light on the place of religion, culture, power, and even love on such an Earth. From the steppes of Asia to the shores of the Western Hemisphere, from the age of Akbar to the present and beyond, here is the stunning story of the creation of a new world. From the Hardcover edition.

Blood and Salt

Blood and Salt

  • Author: Kim Liggett
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 069817383X
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Page: 352
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The last words Ash hears her mother say are, “When you fall in love, you will carve out your heart and throw it into the deepest ocean. You will be all in—blood and salt.” Determined to find her mother when she disappears, Ash follows her to Quivara, Kansas, the spiritual commune she escaped long ago. But something sinister and ancient waits among the rustling cornstalks of this village lost to time. Her mother is nowhere to be found, but Ash is plagued by memories of her ancestor, Katia, which harken back to the town’s history of unrequited love, murder, alchemy, and immortality. Charming traditions give way to a string of deaths. And Ash feels herself drawn to Dane, a mysterious, forbidden boy with secrets of his own. As the community prepares for a ceremony five hundred years in the making, Ash fights to save her mother, her lover, and herself. She must discover the truth about Quivara before it’s too late. Before she’s all in—blood and salt.

Tears of Salt

Tears of Salt

A Doctor's Story

  • Author: Pietro Bartolo,Lidia Tilotta
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780393651287
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 208
  • View: 638
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The internationally best-selling personal story of "the doctor on the front lines of the migrant crisis" (CNN).

The Map of Salt and Stars

The Map of Salt and Stars

A Novel

  • Author: Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1501169106
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 368
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“This imaginative but very real look into war-torn Syria is a must.” –Booklist (starred review) This rich, moving, and lyrical debut novel is to Syria what The Kite Runner was to Afghanistan; the story of two girls living eight hundred years apart—a modern-day Syrian refugee seeking safety and a medieval adventurer apprenticed to a legendary mapmaker—places today’s headlines in the sweep of history, where the pain of exile and the triumph of courage echo again and again. In the summer of 2011, just after Nour loses her father to cancer, her mother moves Nour and her sisters from New York City back to Syria to be closer to their family. In order to keep her father’s spirit as she adjusts to her new home, Nour tells herself their favorite story—the tale of Rawiya, a twelfth-century girl who disguised herself as a boy in order to apprentice herself to a famous mapmaker. But the Syria Nour’s parents knew is changing, and it isn’t long before the war reaches their quiet Homs neighborhood. When a stray shell destroys Nour’s house and almost takes her life, she and her family are forced to choose: stay and risk more violence or flee across seven countries of the Middle East and North Africa in search of safety—along the very route Rawiya and her mapmaker took eight hundred years before in their quest to chart the world. As Nour’s family decides to take the risk, their journey becomes more and more dangerous, until they face a choice that could mean the family will be separated forever. Following alternating timelines and a pair of unforgettable heroines coming of age in perilous times, The Map of Salt and Stars is the epic story of one girl telling herself the legend of another and learning that, if you listen to your own voice, some things can never be lost.

The Fresh and Salt-water Aquarium

The Fresh and Salt-water Aquarium

  • Author: John George Wood
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Aquarium animals
  • Page: 182
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The Salt Fix

The Salt Fix

How the Experts Got It All Wrong--And Why Eating More Might Save Your Life

  • Author: James DiNicolantonio
  • Publisher: Harmony
  • ISBN: 0451496965
  • Category: MEDICAL
  • Page: 272
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"A ... cardiovascular research scientist [examines] conventional thinking about salt and explores ... the little-understood importance of it, the health dangers of having too little, and how, [in his view], salt can actually help you improve sports performance, crush sugar cravings, and stave off common chronic illnesses"--

Salt.

Salt.

  • Author: Nayyirah Waheed
  • Publisher: CreateSpace
  • ISBN: 9781492238287
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 258
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Poems.

Salt Essentials

Salt Essentials

  • Author: Craig Sebenik,Thomas Hatch
  • Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
  • ISBN: 1491919647
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 178
  • View: 6316
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Get a complete introduction to Salt, the widely used Python-based configuration management and remote execution tool. This practical guide not only shows system administrators how to manage complex infrastructures with Salt, but also teaches developers how to use Salt to deploy and manage their applications. Written by two Salt experts, this book provides the information you need to deploy Salt in a production infrastructure right away. You’ll also learn how to customize Salt and use salt-cloud to manage your virtualization. If you have experience with Linux and data formats such as JSON or XML, you’re ready to get started. Understand what Salt can do, and get a high-level overview of basic commands Learn how execution modules let you interact with many systems at once Use states to define how you want a host or a set of hosts to look Dive into grains and pillars, Salt’s basic data elements Control your infrastructure programmatically by extending Salt Master’s functionality Extend Salt with custom modules, the Jinja templating language, and Python scripts