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The Book of Chocolate: The Amazing Story of the World's Favorite Candy Hardcover - 2017

by Hp Newquist


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Chocolate . . .
- Its scientific name means "food of the gods."
- The Aztecs mixed it with blood and gave it to sacrificial victims to drink.
- The entire town of Hershey, Pennsylvania was built by Milton Hershey to support his chocolate factory. Its streetlights are shaped like chocolate Kisses.
- The first men to climb to the top of Mount Everest buried a chocolate bar there as an offering to the gods of the mountain.
- Every twenty-four hours, the U.S. chocolate industry goes through eight million pounds of sugar.
- Its special flavor is created by a combination of 600 to 1000 different chemical compounds Join science author HP Newquist as he explores chocolate's fascinating history. Along the way you'll meet colorful characters like the feathered-serpent god Quetzalcoatl, who gave chocolate trees to the Aztecs; Henri Nestl, who invented milk chocolate while trying to save the lives of babies who couldn't nurse; and the quarrelsome Mars family, who split into two warring factions, one selling Milky Way, Snickers, and 3 Musketeers bars, the other Mars Bars and M&M's. From its origin as the sacred, bitter drink of South American rulers to the familiar candy bars sold by today's multimillion dollar businesses, people everywhere have fallen in love with chocolate, the world's favorite flavor.

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  • Title The Book of Chocolate: The Amazing Story of the World's Favorite Candy
  • Author Hp Newquist
  • Binding Hardcover
  • Pages 160
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Viking Books for Young Readers
  • Date 2017
  • Illustrated Yes
  • ISBN 9780670015740 / 0670015741
  • Weight 1.5 lbs (0.68 kg)
  • Dimensions 10.1 x 7.7 x 0.8 in (25.65 x 19.56 x 2.03 cm)
  • Ages 08 to 12 years
  • Grade levels 3 - 7
  • Reading level 1120
  • Library of Congress subjects Chocolate, Chocolate - History
  • Library of Congress Catalog Number 2015031930
  • Dewey Decimal Code 338.476

About the author

HP Newquist is the author of more than twenty books, including The Great Brain Book, a National Science Teachers Association and Children's Book Council Outstanding Science Book, and The Book of Blood, an American Association for the Advancement of Science Award finalist. For the Smithsonian Institution / Viking Invention and Impact series, he has written The Human Body: The Story of How We Protect, Repair, and Make Ourselves Stronger. He traveled to cocoa plantations and made his own chocolate while researching this book. Read more about him at www.newquistbooks.com.
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