What is very cheap, yet at the same time very valuable? So begins this information-packed book about the white, powdery stuff we sprinkle into or onto almost everything we eat. Hashem created salt in both the earth and in the sea, but how is it gathered from there? Visit the Dead Sea (why does it have such a strange name?), an underground salt mine and a sparkling "salt city" - all through the pages of this fascinating book.
Kids are naturally curious about the world around them, and the books in The Living and Learning Encyclopedia series are the perfect way to answer their questions about everyday foods and materials. Each book teaches the history, science and technology behind the topic in the title in an unusually clear and engaging manner. In addition to the delightful illustrations, the book features a unique, fun-to-read style where the words themselves are pictures, too! Sure to be enjoyed by children and adults alike.