Salt Industry

Salt Industry

by Andrew Philip Fielding, Annelise Mary Fielding
     
 

Since prehistoric times salt has been an important commodity for mankind, essential for the preservation of such foods as meat, fish and dairy products, and a necessary ingredient for breadmaking. It is also widely used in various industrial processes such as tanning and in the chemical industry, as well as for treating icy roads.
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Overview

Since prehistoric times salt has been an important commodity for mankind, essential for the preservation of such foods as meat, fish and dairy products, and a necessary ingredient for breadmaking. It is also widely used in various industrial processes such as tanning and in the chemical industry, as well as for treating icy roads.
Salt can be obtained by evaporation from sea water or inland from brine springs, and following the discovery of rock salt deposits it has also been mined. This book explains the various processes by which salt is obtained and traces the history of the industry in Britain. There is a glossary of specialist terms and a gazetteer of historic salt-making sites and relevant museums.

Andrew and Annelise Fielding have been experimenting with historic processes of salt-making since moving to Cheshire in 1989. Both are archaeologists.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780747806486
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
12/15/2006
Series:
Shire Library Series
Pages:
56
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.26(h) x 0.19(d)

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