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Description - Oranges by John McPhee

John McPhee takes us on a remarkable journey in search of oranges, beginning with the origins of the fruit in Southeast Asia, he unravels the rich history of the trade and cultivation of this botanical marvel, and its role in literature and art. He travels from the great orangeries of Louis XIV, to the endless groves of Florida, and introduces us to orange pickers, a citrus scientist, and an 'orange baron'. In his inimitable and endlessly compelling prose, McPhee reveals a story of historical significance behind this extraordinary fruit. After reading Oranges, your morning glass of juice will never be the same.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781907970863
ISBN-10: 190797086X
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x mm)
Pages: 168
Imprint: Daunt Books
Publisher: Daunt Books
Publish Date: 20-Oct-2016
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - John McPhee

John McPhee has published more than thirty books and much of his work first appeared in the pages of the New Yorker, where he has been a staff writer since 1963. He is a four-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, winning in 1999 for Annals of the Former World. McPhee teaches nonfiction writing at Princeton University.

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