Delicious, lethal, hallucinogenic and medicinal, fruits have led nations to war, fueled dictatorships and lured people into new worlds.Read more...
Delicious, lethal, hallucinogenic and medicinal, fruits have led nations to war, fueled dictatorships and lured people into new worlds. Adam Gollner examines the fruits we eat and explains why we eat them (the scientific, economic and aesthetic reasons); traces the life of mass-produced fruits (how they are created, grown and marketed) and explores the underworld of fruits that are inaccessible, ignored and even forbidden in the Western world. Peopled with a cast of characters as varied and bizarre as the fruit it discusses--smugglers, inventors, explorers and epicures--this extraordinary book can "fill a thousand and one summer nights with delightful reading" (The Miami Herald ).
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- ISBN-13: 9780743296953
- ISBN-10: 0743296958
- Publisher: Scribner Book Company
- Publish Date: December 2010
- Page Count: 288
- Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.65 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.94 pounds