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pierre laszlo

 
Author to speak on the science and history of salt

AT UNH OCT. 22

A French scholar who sees the world in a grain of salt will speak at the University of New Hampshire on Monday, October 22. Pierre Laszlo, author of Salt: Grain of Life (Columbia University Press), will discuss the science, history, and cultural importance of salt.
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Salt has inspired exploration, taxation, migration, and numerous works of art, including the extensive carvings in a salt mine near Krakow, Poland. Without salt, Laszlo's book reminds readers, there would be no blood, sweat, tears--or vinyl.

A chemist and visiting professor at Cornell University, Laszlo has also taught at Princeton and written numerous scholarly works, as well as essays popularizing science. Many of his writings, like Salt: Grain of Life, have drawn on multiple fields of study.

Laszlo's talk, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, October 22, in room 209B of DeMeritt Hall. The event is sponsored by the UNH College of Engineering and Physical Sciences and the UNH Center for the Humanities.