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

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

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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
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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, Allen M. Young describes the production of this essential crop, explaining how the seeds are extracted from the large, colorful pods. He details 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. Recounting more than a dozen years of ecological fieldwork in and around cacao plantations in Costa Rica, Young reviews his research into the problem of poor levels of natural pollination on plantations. He recalls encounters with sloths, toucans, butterflies, giant tarantula hawk wasps, and other creatures found in cacao groves. Among these creatures Young discovered 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 plants' long history of agricultural manipulation
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Young, Allen M
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Smithsonian nature books
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  • Cacao
  • Cacao
  • Cocoa
  • Cocoa
  • Cocoa
  • Cacao
  • Cultuurgeschiedenis
  • Natuurlijke historie
  • Cacaoyer
  • Cacaoyer
  • Cacao
  • Geschichte
  • Kakaobaum
  • Kultur
Label
The chocolate tree : a natural history of cacao, Allen M. Young
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-191) 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
Control code
29467712
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 200 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781560983576
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(WaOLN)1621192
Label
The chocolate tree : a natural history of cacao, Allen M. Young
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-191) 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
Control code
29467712
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 200 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781560983576
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(WaOLN)1621192

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