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Spice Islands Hardcover – June 1, 2011

ISBN-13: 978-1921719110 ISBN-10: 1921719117

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Rosenberg Publishing (June 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1921719117
  • ISBN-13: 978-1921719110
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 7.4 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,735,588 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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It is the story of how these noble spices came to the world to become more valuable than precious metals and gemstones .... Ian Burnet has captured its romance in his very readable and interesting book, Spice Islands  
                                                                                  Paul Talbot, AFLOAT Magazine


The story Burnet tells of the Spice Islands is both romantic and exotic
... and their history is the history of European exploration in our region.
                                                 Bruce Elder, The Sydney Morning Herald

This book is highly recommended ... buy this book for its excellent prose of a fascinating story
                                                       
Viv. L. Forbes, The Globe

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jan on August 30, 2011
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Great book! Lots of information on the spice islands & how it became so important to the spice's trade all over the world. My husband & I would highly recommend reading Spice Islands. Enjoy!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By luke trollope on July 30, 2012
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This is an excellent book, My thanks to the author for providing so much information in such a clear interesting way. This book provides an overview of maritime history as well as dealing with the Silk Road and of course spices! So much information that is hard to come by in such a clear interesting format.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Robert Wallace on July 17, 2012
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An excellent guide to a very interesting part of the world and a little known period of colonial history

The author has not only studied the sources but has also visited the area and his local knowledge makes the difference - this is a good read as well as an mine of information

High quality illustrations and finish as well

highly recommended
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I read it before sailing to Banda. This book brought together elements of history which revolve around the spice trade. It also made my trip to the area so much more interesting. Well researched and written.
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More About the Author

Ian Burnet has spent more than thirty years, living, working and travelling in the Indonesian archipelago in his professional career.

Fascinated by the history of the archipelago, he thought the story of the spice trade from the tiny islands of Ternate and Tidore, and their effect on world history had to be told. His book 'Spice Islands' has been described as "a triumph of passion and scholarship"

Ian has completed his second book on the history of the region, 'East Indies' which tells the story of the 200 year struggle between the Portuguese Crown, the Dutch East India Company and the English East India Company for supremacy in the Eastern seas. 'East Indies' has been described as "a ripping historical yarn".

Ian is currently working on a third book about the fascinating history of the Indonesian archipelago.

Please visit his website is at www.ianburnetbooks.com
and his blogsite at www.spiceislandsblog.com