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The Biography of Spices

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The Biography of Spices

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The Biography of Spices by Ellen Rodger
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Ages 8 to 14 years. Empires were made from the growth and sale of spices and the age of discovery was launched in pursuit of them. Exciting text and historic images explain to children how spices were used to cure the sick, flavour foods, and make perfume. Other topics include: What is a commodity?; What is a spice?; where spices originated and where they are grown today; how different spices are harvested, manufactured, and processed; the historical and modern spice trades; ancient peoples and how they used spices, from flavouring and preserving their foods, to the mummification of bodies!; how the Crusades changed European tastes; how the spice trade encouraged explorers and colonies; slavery and the spice trade.
Release date NZ
January 1st, 2005
Author
Country of Publication
Canada
Illustrations
colour photos & illus
Imprint
Crabtree Publishing Co,Canada
Pages
32
Dimensions
215x280x3
ISBN-13
9780778725206
Product ID
1827557

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