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Vanilla: Travels in Search of the Luscious Substance by [Ecott, Tim]
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4.7 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews

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'Vanilla is a fascinating historical investigation with exotic travel thrown in, and where the interest never slackens.' -- Giles Foden, Condé Nast Traveller

‘A ready writing style, energetic research and wide reading … riveting’ -- Guardian

About the Author

Tim Ecott is the author of the hugely successful Neutral Buoyancy. He joined the BBC World Service as a producer and correspondent in news and current affairs. A specialist on Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean he spent two years based in the Seychelles where he developed a parallel career as a dive leader. He lives in Richmond, London.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 5178 KB
  • Print Length: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin (26 May 2005)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004CRSJ2I
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #845,395 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By Atir on 8 Sept. 2012
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Vanilla is not just vanilla. I'm pleased to finally having obtained a copy of this book. Apart from dealing with the plant there is also a lot of historical information and you might like to have an atlas handy.
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Format: Hardcover
After reading this book I was convinced that vanilla was surely not from earth, but rather has came from some other galaxy - via some kind of panspermia. There is nothing on earth quite like it. It is the only orchid out of 20k plus that actually produces a spice or fruit - vanilla pods.
Ecott's book is so well written and researched, I think I must have read it 10 times or more.
And after reading I even ventured to Madagascar in my own search for this substance from the gods. I long to go back to the vanilla plantations of Antalaha.
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Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
A marvellous telling of a commodity most know little about, but encounter daily.
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