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2016, 6 x 9", 186 pages; 44 color images; 49 figures and tables; index.
Natural History ~ History and Culture
Maple Syrup--An Introduction to the Science of a Forest Treasure
by Michael Rechlin. (Click for author info)
Release Date: January 15, 2016
Maple Syrup takes the reader through the whats, hows, and whys of maple sap and its conversion to maple syrup, that all-so-appreciated product of the North American deciduous forest.
The journey begins with an introduction to trees, primarily maple trees, and especially sugar maple trees — where they occur, how they function, and particularly how they produce and deliver the sap from which the syrup is made. Due attention also is paid to the history of human collection of sap and its conversion into syrup and sugar, ranging from its harvest by Native Americans through to the modern — and still evolving — tastes and methods of harvest and production.
Written for the broad audience, Maple Syrup will be an accessible, enlightening, and enjoyable exploration of the science, history, and economy of a treasured natural resource.