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Chocolate : sweet science and dark secrets of the world's favorite treat

Author: Kay Frydenborg
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2015] ©2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A fascinating account for teen readers that captures the history, science, and economic and cultural implications of the harvesting of cacao and creation of chocolate. Readers of Chew On This and The Omnivore's Dilemma will savor this rich exposé."--
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Genre/Form: History
Juvenile works
Young adult nonfiction
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kay Frydenborg
ISBN: 9780544175662 0544175662
OCLC Number: 880672102
Target Audience: Ages 12+; Grades 7 to 8.
Description: 252 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Contents: The world's most perfect food --
The cocoa woods: back to before --
Tree of myth and money --
Blood and chocolate --
Taming wild amazon chocolate --
Doing well by doing good: chocolate in the industrial age --
The dark side of chocolate --
Candy, food, or medicine? --
In search of wild chocolate: new science meets ancient trees --
The mother tree and the accidental chocolate makers --
White beans --
Chocolate rainforests --
How to eat chocolate --
Chocolate timeline.
Responsibility: by Kay Frydenborg.

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Chocolate hits all the right sweet - and bitter - notes: cutting-edge genetic science whisked in with a strong social conscience, history, and culture yield one thought-provoking look into one of the  Read more...

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"A deliciously informative, engaging and sweeping chronicle of one of the most popular treats in the world."<i><b> Kirkus</b> Read more...

 
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