The Biography of Spices

The Biography of Spices

by Ellen Rodger


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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, flavor 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 flavoring 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
Teacher’s guide available.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780778725206
Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
Publication date: 11/28/2005
Series: How did That Get There? Series
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

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