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The chocolate tree : a natural history of cacao

Author: Allen M Young
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. and expanded edView all editions and formats
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"Young provides an overview of the fascinating natural and human history of one of the world's most intriguing commodities: chocolate. Cultivated for over 1,000 years in Latin America and the starting point for millions of tons of chocolate annually consumed worldwide, cacao beans have been used for beverages, as currency, and for regional trade. After the Spanish brought the delectable secret of the cacao tree back  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Allen M Young
ISBN: 0813030447 9780813030449
OCLC Number: 71266420
Description: xvi, 218 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents: Out of the rain forest : the journey of chocolate begins --
The cultivation of cacao : past and present --
Cacao and agriculture in Costa Rica --
Excursions into the natural history of cacao and cacao plantations --
Nature in the cacao : mysteries of pollination --
Back to the rain forest : a bridge between agriculture and conservation --
Appendix: Names of plants and animals mentioned in the text.
Other Titles: Natural history of cacao
Responsibility: Allen M. Young.
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Provides an overview of the natural and human history of one of the world's most intriguing commodities: chocolate. This title explores its ecological niche, tracing cacao's journey out of the rain  Read more...

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