Salt

Salt
Author: Mark Kurlansky
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2011-09-30
ISBN: 1448113202
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Salt Book Excerpt:

Homer called it a divine substance. Plato described it as especially dear to the gods. As Mark Kurlansky so brilliantly relates here, salt has shaped civilisation from the beginning, and its story is a glittering, often surprising part of the history of mankind. Wars have been fought over salt and, while salt taxes secured empires across Europe and Asia, they have also inspired revolution - Gandhi's salt march in 1930 began the overthrow of British rule in India. From the rural Sichuan province where the last home-made soya sauce is produced to the Cheshire brine springs that supplied salt around the globe, Mark Kurlansky has produced a kaleidoscope of world history, a multi-layered masterpiece that blends political, commercial, scientific, religious and culinary records into a rich and memorable tale.

Salt

Salt
Author: Mark Kurlansky
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2010
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Salt Book Excerpt:

Mark Kurlansky, the bestselling author of Cod and The Basque History of the World, here turns his attention to a common household item with a long and intriguing history: salt. The only rock we eat, salt has shaped civilization from the very beginning, and its story is a glittering, often surprising part of the history of humankind. A substance so valuable it served as currency, salt has influenced the establishment of trade routes and cities, provoked and financed wars, secured empires, and inspired revolutions. Populated by colorful characters and filled with an unending series of fascinating details, Kurlansky's kaleidoscopic history is a supremely entertaining, multi-layered masterpiece.

The Story of Salt

The Story of Salt
Author: Mark Kurlansky
Publsiher: Puffin
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2014-08-07
ISBN: 9780147511669
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Story of Salt Book Excerpt:

Drawn from the bestseller Salt: A World History, a stunning picture book presents a wealth of information on salt, from the many ways it's gathered from the earth and sea, to its many uses throughout history, from ancient times to Gandhi's famous Salt March.

China and the Geopolitics of Rare Earths

China and the Geopolitics of Rare Earths
Author: Sophia Kalantzakos
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2018
ISBN: 0190670932
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

China and the Geopolitics of Rare Earths Book Excerpt:

Resource competition, mineral scarcity, and economic statecraft -- What are rare earths? -- Salt and oil : strategic parallels -- How China came to dominate the rare earth industry

Congotay Congotay A Global History of Caribbean Food

Congotay  Congotay  A Global History of Caribbean Food
Author: Candice Goucher
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2014-12-18
ISBN: 1317517334
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Congotay Congotay A Global History of Caribbean Food Book Excerpt:

Since 1492, the distinct cultures, peoples, and languages of four continents have met in the Caribbean and intermingled in wave after wave of post-Columbian encounters, with foods and their styles of preparation being among the most consumable of the converging cultural elements. This book traces the pathways of migrants and travellers and the mixing of their cultures in the Caribbean from the Atlantic slave trade to the modern tourism economy. As an object of cultural exchange and global trade, food offers an intriguing window into this world. The many topics covered in the book include foodways, Atlantic history, the slave trade, the importance of sugar, the place of food in African-derived religion, resistance, sexuality and the Caribbean kitchen, contemporary Caribbean identity, and the politics of the new globalisation. The author draws on archival sources and European written descriptions to reconstruct African foodways in the diaspora and places them in the context of archaeology and oral traditions, performance arts, ritual, proverbs, folktales, and the children's song game "Congotay." Enriching the presentation are sixteen recipes located in special boxes throughout the book.

The New World History

The New World History
Author: Ross E. Dunn,Laura J. Mitchell,Kerry Ward
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2016-08-23
ISBN: 0520289897
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New World History Book Excerpt:

The New World History is a comprehensive volume of essays selected to enrich world history teaching and scholarship in this rapidly expanding field. The forty-four articles in this book take stock of the history, evolving literature, and current trajectories of new world history. These essays, together with the editors’ introductions to thematic chapters, encourage educators and students to reflect critically on the development of the field and to explore concepts, approaches, and insights valuable to their own work. The selections are organized in ten chapters that survey the history of the movement, the seminal ideas of founding thinkers and today’s practitioners, changing concepts of world historical space and time, comparative methods, environmental history, the “big history” movement, globalization, debates over the meaning of Western power, and ongoing questions about the intellectual premises and assumptions that have shaped the field.

Navigating World History

Navigating World History
Author: P. Manning
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 425
Release: 2003-05-15
ISBN: 1403973857
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Navigating World History Book Excerpt:

World history has expanded dramatically in recent years, primarily as a teaching field, and increasingly as a research field. Growing numbers of teachers and Ph.Ds in history are required to teach the subject. They must be current on topics from human evolution to industrial development in Song-dynasty China to today's disease patterns - and then link these disparate topics into a coherent course. Numerous textbooks in print and in preparation summarize the field of world history at an introductory level. But good teaching also requires advanced training for teachers, and access to a stream of new research from scholars trained as world historians. In this book, Patrick Manning provides the first comprehensive overview of the academic field of world history. He reviews patterns of research and debate, and proposes guidelines for study by teachers and by researchers in world history.

The Cambridge World History Volume 1 Introducing World History to 10 000 BCE

The Cambridge World History  Volume 1  Introducing World History  to 10 000 BCE
Author: David Christian
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015-04-09
ISBN: 1316297934
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge World History Volume 1 Introducing World History to 10 000 BCE Book Excerpt:

Volume 1 of the Cambridge World History is an introduction to both the discipline of world history and the earliest phases of world history up to 10,000 BCE. In Part I leading scholars outline the approaches, methods, and themes that have shaped and defined world history scholarship across the world and right up to the present day. Chapters examine the historiographical development of the field globally, periodisation, divergence and convergence, belief and knowledge, technology and innovation, family, gender, anthropology, migration, and fire. Part II surveys the vast Palaeolithic era, which laid the foundations for human history, concentrating on the most recent phases of hominin evolution, the rise of Homo sapiens and the very earliest human societies through to the end of the last ice age. Anthropologists, archaeologists, historical linguists and historians examine climate and tools, language, and culture, as well as offering regional perspectives from across the world.

Making Sense of World History

Making Sense of World History
Author: Rick Szostak
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 1424
Release: 2020-10-23
ISBN: 1000201678
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making Sense of World History Book Excerpt:

Making Sense of World History is a comprehensive and accessible textbook that helps students understand the key themes of world history within a chronological framework stretching from ancient times to the present day. To lend coherence to its narrative, the book employs a set of organizing devices that connect times, places, and/or themes. This narrative is supported by: Flowcharts that show how phenomena within diverse broad themes interact in generating key processes and events in world history. A discussion of the common challenges faced by different types of agent, including rulers, merchants, farmers, and parents, and a comparison of how these challenges were addressed in different times and places. An exhaustive and balanced treatment of themes such as culture, politics, and economy, with an emphasis on interaction. Explicit attention to skill acquisition in organizing information, cultural sensitivity, comparison, visual literacy, integration, interrogating primary sources, and critical thinking. A focus on historical “episodes” that are carefully related to each other. Through the use of such devices, the book shows the cumulative effect of thematic interactions through time, communicates the many ways in which societies have influenced each other through history, and allows us to compare and contrast how they have reacted to similar challenges. They also allow the reader to transcend historical controversies and can be used to stimulate class discussions and guide student assignments. With a unified authorial voice and offering a narrative from the ancient to the present, this is the go-to textbook for World History courses and students. The Open Access version of this book, available at https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9781003013518, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.

What is Global History

What is Global History
Author: Pamela Kyle Crossley
Publsiher: Polity
Total Pages: 139
Release: 2008
ISBN: 0745633013
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What is Global History Book Excerpt:

Global and world history address the deep structural changes that have shaped human experience. Many are material, related to environmental and climatic alteration, to the domestication of livestock and development of agriculture, to technology, to disease, and to variations in human immunity, reproduction, and physiology. Others are social and cultural, touching upon issues of migration, trade, language development and differentiation, institutions of enslavement and of freedom, traditions of marriage and child-rearing, the emergence of large-scale political organization from early kingdoms to vast empires, republics and federations, and the management of war and peace. To deal with such challenging issues, global historians draw upon new techniques of analysis and comparison. But they also continue venerable traditions, inherited from the earliest civilizations, of narrating the past on the most comprehensive and significant scale possible. This book examines the long search for an integrated human story, and particularly the points at which rapid changes of philosophy and perspective in the twentieth century transformed the historical disciplines. It provides the perfect introduction to global history for students and scholars alike.

Global Perspectives on Global History

Global Perspectives on Global History
Author: Dominic Sachsenmaier
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2011-08-04
ISBN: 1139498991
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Perspectives on Global History Book Excerpt:

In recent years, historians across the world have become increasingly interested in transnational and global approaches to the past. However, the debates surrounding this new border-crossing movement have remained limited in scope as theoretical exchanges on the tasks, responsibilities and potentials of global history have been largely confined to national or regional academic communities. In this groundbreaking book, Dominic Sachsenmaier sets out to redress this imbalance by offering a series of new perspectives on the global and local flows, sociologies of knowledge and hierarchies that are an intrinsic part of historical practice. Taking the United States, Germany and China as his main case studies, he reflects upon the character of different approaches to global history as well as their social, political and cultural contexts. He argues that this new global trend in historiography needs to be supported by a corresponding increase in transnational dialogue, cooperation and exchange.

Big History

Big History
Author: Cynthia Stokes Brown
Publsiher: New Press/ORIM
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2012-11-06
ISBN: 1595588450
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Big History Book Excerpt:

Extend the human story backward for the five thousand years of recorded history and it covers no more than a millionth of a lifetime of the Earth. Yet how do we humans take stock of the history of our planet, and our own place within it? A “vast historical mosaic” (Publishers Weekly) rendered engaging and accessible, Big History interweaves different disciplines of knowledge to offer an all-encompassing account of history on Earth. Since its publication, Cynthia Brown’s “world history on a grand scale” (Kirkus) has been translated into nine languages and has helped propel the “big history” concept to viral status. This new edition of Brown’s seminal work is more relevant today than ever before, as we increasingly must grapple with accelerating rates of change and, ultimately, the legacy we will bequeath to future generations. Here is a pathbreaking portrait of our world, from the birth of the universe from a single point the size of an atom to life on a twenty-first-century planet inhabited by 7 billion people.

Thinking History Globally

Thinking History Globally
Author: Diego Olstein
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 223
Release: 2014-11-04
ISBN: 1137318147
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thinking History Globally Book Excerpt:

The book brings together many recent trends in writing history under a common framework: thinking history globally. By thinking history globally, the book explains, applies, and exemplifies the four basic strategies of analysis, the big C's: comparing, connecting, conceptualizing, and contextualizing, using twelve different branches of history.

Arming the Confederacy

Arming the Confederacy
Author: Robert C. Whisonant
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2015-02-21
ISBN: 3319145088
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Arming the Confederacy Book Excerpt:

This is a fresh look at the American Civil War from the standpoint of the natural resources necessary to keep the armies in the field. This story of the links between minerals, topography, and the war in western Virginia now comes to light in a way that enhances our understanding of America’s greatest trial. Five mineral products – niter, lead, salt, iron, and coal – were absolutely essential to wage war in the 1860s. For the armies of the South, those resources were concentrated in the remote Appalachian highlands of southwestern Virginia. From the beginning of the war, the Union knew that the key to victory was the destruction or occupation of the mines, furnaces, and forges located there, as well as the railroad that moved the resources to where they were desperately needed. To achieve this, Federal forces repeatedly advanced into the treacherous mountainous terrain to fight some of the most savage battles of the War.

Mineral Nutrition History

Mineral Nutrition History
Author: Lee McDowell
Publsiher: First Edition Design Pub.
Total Pages: 776
Release: 2017-07-20
ISBN: 1506904599
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mineral Nutrition History Book Excerpt:

Down by the Bay

Down by the Bay
Author: Matthew Morse Booker
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2013-06-07
ISBN: 0520273206
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Down by the Bay Book Excerpt:

San Francisco Bay is the largest and most productive estuary on the Pacific Coast of North America. It is also home to the oldest and densest urban settlements in the American West. Focusing on human inhabitation of the Bay since Ohlone times, Down by the Bay reveals the ongoing role of nature in shaping that history. From birds to oyster pirates, from gold miners to farmers, from salt ponds to ports, this is the first history of the San Francisco Bay and Delta as both a human and natural landscape. It offers invaluable context for current discussions over the best management and use of the Bay in the face of sea level rise.

Inventing Wine A New History of One of the World s Most Ancient Pleasures

Inventing Wine  A New History of One of the World s Most Ancient Pleasures
Author: Paul Lukacs
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2013-10-21
ISBN: 0393239640
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inventing Wine A New History of One of the World s Most Ancient Pleasures Book Excerpt:

"Meticulously researched history…look[s] at how wine and Western civilization grew up together." —Dave McIntyre, Washington Post Because science and technology have opened new avenues for vintners, our taste in wine has grown ever more diverse. Wine is now the subject of careful chemistry and global demand. Paul Lukacs recounts the journey of wine through history—how wine acquired its social cachet, how vintners discovered the twin importance of place and grape, and how a basic need evolved into a realm of choice.

Pigs Pork and Heartland Hogs

Pigs  Pork  and Heartland Hogs
Author: Cynthia Clampitt
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2018-10-16
ISBN: 153811075X
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pigs Pork and Heartland Hogs Book Excerpt:

Pigs, Pork, andHeartland Hogs is an engaging celebration of the 12,000-year connection between humans and the world’s most commonly consumed meat: pork. Throughout history, pigs shaped cultures and cuisines. Introduced into the Americas, they changed lives and, in time, helped define the Midwest, reflecting the region’s diversity and abundance.

Salt Fat Acid Heat

Salt  Fat  Acid  Heat
Author: Samin Nosrat
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2017-04-25
ISBN: 1476753857
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Salt Fat Acid Heat Book Excerpt:

Now a Netflix series! New York Times Bestseller and Winner of the 2018 James Beard Award for Best General Cookbook and multiple IACP Cookbook Awards Named one of the Best Books of 2017 by: NPR, BuzzFeed, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Rachel Ray Every Day, San Francisco Chronicle, Vice Munchies, Elle.com, Glamour, Eater, Newsday, Minneapolis Star Tribune, The Seattle Times, Tampa Bay Times, Tasting Table, Modern Farmer, Publishers Weekly, and more. A visionary new master class in cooking that distills decades of professional experience into just four simple elements, from the woman declared “America’s next great cooking teacher” by Alice Waters. In the tradition of The Joy of Cooking and How to Cook Everything comes Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat, an ambitious new approach to cooking by a major new culinary voice. Chef and writer Samin Nosrat has taught everyone from professional chefs to middle school kids to author Michael Pollan to cook using her revolutionary, yet simple, philosophy. Master the use of just four elements—Salt, which enhances flavor; Fat, which delivers flavor and generates texture; Acid, which balances flavor; and Heat, which ultimately determines the texture of food—and anything you cook will be delicious. By explaining the hows and whys of good cooking, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat will teach and inspire a new generation of cooks how to confidently make better decisions in the kitchen and cook delicious meals with any ingredients, anywhere, at any time. Echoing Samin’s own journey from culinary novice to award-winning chef, Salt, Fat Acid, Heat immediately bridges the gap between home and professional kitchens. With charming narrative, illustrated walkthroughs, and a lighthearted approach to kitchen science, Samin demystifies the four elements of good cooking for everyone. Refer to the canon of 100 essential recipes—and dozens of variations—to put the lessons into practice and make bright, balanced vinaigrettes, perfectly caramelized roast vegetables, tender braised meats, and light, flaky pastry doughs. Featuring 150 illustrations and infographics that reveal an atlas to the world of flavor by renowned illustrator Wendy MacNaughton, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat will be your compass in the kitchen. Destined to be a classic, it just might be the last cookbook you’ll ever need. With a foreword by Michael Pollan.

The World of the American Revolution A Daily Life Encyclopedia 2 volumes

The World of the American Revolution  A Daily Life Encyclopedia  2 volumes
Author: Merril D. Smith
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 970
Release: 2015-08-28
ISBN: 1440830282
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World of the American Revolution A Daily Life Encyclopedia 2 volumes Book Excerpt:

This two-volume set brings to life the daily thoughts and routines of men and women—rich and poor, of various cultures, religions, races, and beliefs—during a time of great political, social, economic, and legal turmoil. What was life really like for ordinary people during the American Revolution? What did they eat, wear, believe in, and think about? What did they do for fun? This encyclopedia explores the lives of men, women, and children—of European, Native American, and African descent—through the window of social, cultural, and material history. The two-volume set spans the period from 1774 to 1800, drawing on the most current research to illuminate people's emotional lives, interactions, opinions, views, beliefs, and intimate relationships, as well as connections between the individual and the greater world. The encyclopedia features more than 200 entries divided into topical sections, each dealing with a different aspect of cultural life—for example, Arts, Food and Drink, and Politics and Warfare. Each section opens with an introductory essay, followed by A–Z entries on various aspects of the subject area. Sidebars and primary documents enhance the learning experience. Targeting high school and college students, the title supports the American history core curriculum and the current emphasis on social history. Most importantly, its focus on the realities of daily life, rather than on dates and battles, will help students identify with and learn about this formative period of American history. • Provides summaries of what people ate, wore, and read and also includes topics such as apprenticeships, camp life and military training • Covers ordinary routines of daily life, such as cleanliness, use of privies, and menstruation • Starts each thematic section with a brief introduction • Includes primary documents that bring the past to life and are an important resource for students • Offers further reading suggestions after each entry as well as a bibliography of print books, online sources, and relevant films