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About the author Acknowledgments Note on measurements and money Preface Introduction 1 The beginnings 2 The spread of sugar 3 Sugar in the New World 4 The English and the Sugar Business 5 Fighting over sugar 6 A science of sugar 7 Rum and politics 8 The end of slavery in the Americas 9 Emancipation's harvest 10 The rise of technology 11 Labour problems 12 Sugar in the twentieth century Epilogue: The costs and benefits Glossary References Index
Peter Macinnis has been involved in bringing science to the general public for many years. Formerly a science teacher, he has written a number of school textbooks and science readers, and writes for a number of magazines for adults and children. He left teaching to work as a bureaucrat, first at Sydney's Powerhouse Museum and later at the Australian Museum, before returning to teaching once more, combined with part-time writing. Over the years, he has recorded many talks for radio programs developed by the ABC Science Unit. For the past three years, he has been a full-time writer for multi-media products with WebsterWorld, an Australian online encyclopedia, and he edits The Communicator, the organ of the Australian Science Communicators.
Lively and entertaining: a splendid saga for the general reader. "Kirkus Reviews""