Banana: The Fate of the Fruit That Changed the World

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Price
$17.00  $15.64
Publisher
Plume Books
Publish Date
Pages
281
Dimensions
5.3 X 0.7 X 7.9 inches | 0.55 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780452290082
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About the Author

Dan Koeppel, a 2011 James Beard Award winner, is a science and nature writer who has written for National Geographic, Outside, Scientific American, Wired, and other national publications. He has discussed bananas on NPR's Fresh Air and Science Friday.

Reviews

"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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