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Nathaniel's Nutmeg, or, The True And Incredible Adventures of... by Giles Milton
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Oct 14, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: spring, non-fiction, history, exploration

This was a book that snuck up and surprised me. Reaching into my collection abstractedly, perchance I hit upon this volume. I had no clue about the race for the Spice Islands or just how important spices were to Europe in the 17th century. This book details the history of spices, their importance, their cost, the explorers who dared to find them, and the wars that subsequently developed because of them.

"Have you a great care to receive such nutmegs as be good, for the smallest nutmegs be worth nothing at home."


Book Season = Spring (when the open seas call)
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