The Resource The chocolate tree : a natural history of cacao, Allen M. Young

The chocolate tree : a natural history of cacao, Allen M. Young

Label
The chocolate tree : a natural history of cacao
Title
The chocolate tree
Title remainder
a natural history of cacao
Statement of responsibility
Allen M. Young
Title variation
Natural history of cacao
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 to Europe in the late 16th century, its seeds created and fed an insatiable worldwide appetite for chocolate. The Chocolate Tree chronicles the natural and cultural history of Theobroma cacao and explores its ecological niche. Tracing cacao's journey out of the rain forest, into pre-Columbian gardens, and then onto plantations adjacent to rain forests, Young describes the production of this essential crop, the environmental price of Europeanized cultivation, and ways that current reclamation efforts for New World rain forests can improve the natural ecology of the cacao tree. Amid encounters with sloths, toucans, butterflies, giant tarantula hawk wasps, and other creatures found in cacao groves, Young identifies a tiny fly that provides a vital link between the chocolate tree and its original rain forest habitat. This discovery leads him to conclude that cacao trees in cultivation today may have lost their original insect pollinators due to the plant's long history of agricultural manipulation ..."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Young, Allen M
Dewey number
633.7/4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
SB268.C35
LC item number
Y68 2007
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
SB268.C35
NAL item number
Y68 2007
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cacao
  • Cacao
  • Cocoa
  • Cocoa
  • Kakao
  • Kakaobaum
Label
The chocolate tree : a natural history of cacao, Allen M. Young
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-208) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocm71266420
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Rev. and expanded ed.
Extent
xvi, 218 pages
Isbn
9780813030449
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006028478
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)71266420
Label
The chocolate tree : a natural history of cacao, Allen M. Young
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-208) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocm71266420
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Rev. and expanded ed.
Extent
xvi, 218 pages
Isbn
9780813030449
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006028478
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)71266420

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