Spice: The History of a Temptation by Jack Turner
English | 2005 | ISBN: 0375707050 , 0375407219 | ISBN-13: 9780375707056 , 9780375407215 | 384 pages | EPUB | 3 MB
A brilliant, original history of the spice trade—and the appetites that fueled it.
It was in search of the fabled Spice Islands and their cloves that Magellan charted the first circumnavigation of the globe. Vasco da Gama sailed the dangerous waters around Africa to India on a quest for Christians—and spices.