The Fate of the Fruit That Changed the World
By (author) Dan Koeppel
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Banana by Dan Koeppel
Book DescriptionRead Dan Koeppel's posts on the Penguin Blog. In the vein of the 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."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780452290082
(201mm x 135mm x 18mm)
Imprint: New American Library
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Dan Koeppel
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."
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