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    Pepper: A History of the World's Most Influential Spice (Hardback) By (author) Marjorie Shaffer

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    DescriptionAs Mark Pendergrast, author of Uncommon Grounds, said, "After reading Marjorie Shaffer's Pepper, you'll reconsider the significance of that grinder or shaker on your dining room table. The pursuit of this wizened berry with the bite changed history in ways you've never dreamed, involving extraordinary voyages, international trade, exotic locales, exploitation, brutality, disease, extinctions, and rebellions, and featuring a set of remarkable characters." From the abundance of wildlife on the islands of the Indian Ocean, which the Europeans used as stepping stones to India and the East Indies, to colourful accounts of the sultan of Banda Aceh entertaining his European visitors with great banquets and elephant fights, this fascinating book reveals the often surprising story behind one of mankind's most common spices.

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    A History of the World's Most Influential Spice
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Marjorie Shaffer
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 147 mm
    Height: 211 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    ISBN 13: 9780312569891
    ISBN 10: 0312569890

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SOC
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 240
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    Libri: I-CW
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.6
    BISAC V2.8: CKB041000
    BIC subject category V2: JFCV
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14510
    B&T Approval Code: A97406000
    BISAC V2.8: CKB040000
    B&T Approval Code: A97403400
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 583.25
    LC subject heading:
    DC23: 633.84
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    LC classification: TX407.P4 S53 2013
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 641.3/38409
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    Thema V1.0: JBCC4
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, colour illustrations, maps
    St Martin's Press
    Imprint name
    St Martin's Press
    Publication date
    26 April 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    MARJORIE SHAFFER has written for "The New York Times," " The""Financial Times," and" Popular Science" magazine. She was a business reporter for "Reuters "and a former Knight science journalism fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. A graduate of Brown University, she received a Master of Science degree in biology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She is currently a science writer and editor at New York University School of Medicine. She lives in New York City.