1967 - Hardback with dustjacket. First Printing. Book is in very good condition. Book has light shelf wear on edges. Dustjacket has Archival Protector. Free tracking with domestic orders. MD SKU- 6944890 2/20/1967. N° de ref. de la librería
A classic of reportage, Oranges was first conceived as a short magazine article about oranges and orange juice, but the author kept encountering so much irresistible information that he eventually found that he had in fact written a book. It contains sketches of orange growers, orange botanists, orange pickers, orange packers, early settlers on Florida's Indian River, the first orange barons, modern concentrate makers, and a fascinating profile of Ben Hill Griffin of Frostproof, Florida who may be the last of the individual orange barons. McPhee's astonishing book has an almost narrative progression, is immensely readable, and is frequently amusing. Louis XIV hung tapestries of oranges in the halls of Versailles, because oranges and orange trees were the symbols of his nature and his reign. This book, in a sense, is a tapestry of oranges, too―with elements in it that range from the great orangeries of European monarchs to a custom of people in the modern Caribbean who split oranges and clean floors with them, one half in each hand.
Review: While many readers are familiar with John McPhee's masterful pieces on a large scale (the geological history of North America, or the nature of Alaska), McPhee is equally remarkable when he considers the seemingly inconsequential. Oranges was conceived as a short magazine piece, but thanks to his unparalleled investigative skills, became a slim, fact-filled book. As McPhee chronicles orange farmers struggling with frost and horticulturists' new breeds of citrus, oranges come to seem a microcosm of man's relationship with nature.
Like Flemish miniaturists who reveal the essence of humankind within the confines of a tiny frame, McPhee once again demonstrates that the smallest topic is replete with history, significance, and consequence.
Editorial: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Año de publicación: 1967
Condición del libro: Collectible - Very Good
Descripción Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1967-02-20, 1967. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: good. First Edition. 0374226881. Nº de ref. de la librería 587260
Descripción Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1967. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Nº de ref. de la librería P020374226881
Descripción Farrar Straus Giroux, 1967. Estado de conservación: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Nº de ref. de la librería 0374226881-2-4
Descripción Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. First Edition. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Nº de ref. de la librería 0374226881
Descripción Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1967. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Like New. Almost new condition. Nº de ref. de la librería P010374226881
Descripción Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1967. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110374226881
Descripción Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1967. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New!. Nº de ref. de la librería VIB0374226881
Descripción FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX. NY 1967, 1967. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fine. First Edition. Close to fine in a fine dj. (Trace of offsetting on half-title page. One tiny nick in dj.) Author's THIRD book. Nº de ref. de la librería 11042
Descripción Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1967. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0374226881
Descripción Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1967. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good-. Signed. First Edition. First Printing (1967). SIGNED+INSCRIBED; signed, dated and inscribed by Author John McPhee to previous owner, his Editor Sara Lippincott; inscription reads: "for Sir Peregrine Henniker-Heaton from Sara Spencer with assistance from John McPhee"; previously owned by John McPhee's Editor Sara Lippincott also previously an Editor of The New Yorker. Very Good. In Very Good- price clipped dust jacket; dust jacket is edgeworn, lightly soiled and tanned. Light water stain to bottom edge in inside of dust jacket. Cloth boards are sunned and soiled at edges. Minor age-toning throughout. NO markings in text. Binding is sound. Otherwise a very nice copy. Pasadena's finest independent new and used bookstore. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0000353983