Banana: The Fate of the Fruit That Changed the World

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aClear, engaginga]admirablea]part historical narrative and part pop-science adventure.a
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?Clear, engaging?admirable?part historical narrative and part pop-science adventure.?
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"Clear, engaging...admirable...part historical narrative and part pop-science adventure."
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Required reading. New York Post
Ambitious in scope both fascinating and disturbing...I ll never walk through the produce aisle the same way again [ Banana] is at once a political and economic treatise, a scientific explication, and a cultural history. The Boston Globe
Clear, engaging admirable part historical narrative and part pop-science adventure. San Francisco Chronicle
[A] brilliant history. Seattle Post-Intelligencer
A fascinating and surprising history of our most ubiquitous fruit. Edward Humes, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Monkey Girl and Mississippi Mad

The history of oil has nothing on that of the yellow fruit. Salon.com"

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In the vein of Mark Kurlansky's bestselling Salt and Cod, a gripping chronicle of the myth, mystery, and uncertain fate of the world s most popular fruit
In this fascinating and surprising exploration of the banana s history, cultural significance, and endangered future, award-winning journalist Dan Koeppel gives readers plenty of food for thought. Fast-paced and highly entertaining, Banana takes us from jungle to supermarket, from corporate boardrooms to kitchen tables around the world. We begin in the Garden of Eden examining scholars belief that Eve s apple was actually a banana and travel to early-twentieth-century Central America, where aptly named banana republics rose and fell over the crop, while the companies now known as Chiquita and Dole conquered the marketplace. Koeppel then chronicles the banana s path to the present, ultimately and most alarmingly taking us to banana plantations across the globe that are being destroyed by a fast-moving blight, with no cure in sight and to the high-tech labs where new bananas are literally being built in test tubes, in a race to save the world s most beloved fruit.
Read Dan Koeppel's posts on the Penguin Blog."

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