Chocolate: Riches from the Rainforest

Robert Burleigh, Author
Robert Burleigh, Author ABRAMS $16.95 (40p) ISBN 978-0-8109-5734-3
Reviewed on: 03/01/2002
Release date: 03/01/2002
Paperback - 978-0-8109-9091-3
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Those with a sweet tooth will savor Chocolate: Riches from the Rainforest by Robert Burleigh. The volume traces the history of the confection from its origins in the rainforest to its role as an Aztec offering to the god Quetzalcoatl to its ration to soldiers during WWI to mass market treat. The book will accompany an exhibition at Chicago's Field Museum. Mouth-watering full-color photographs, a glossary and an author's note addressing deforestation and labor violations associated with the production of chocolate make this a handsome resource. (Mar.)
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