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The Resource The fruit hunters : a story of nature, adventure, commerce, and obsession, Adam Gollner

The fruit hunters : a story of nature, adventure, commerce, and obsession, Adam Gollner

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The fruit hunters : a story of nature, adventure, commerce, and obsession
Title
The fruit hunters
Title remainder
a story of nature, adventure, commerce, and obsession
Statement of responsibility
Adam Gollner
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Tasty, lethal, hallucinogenic, and medicinal--fruits have led nations into wars, fueled dictatorships, and even lured us into new worlds. Adam Leith Gollner weaves business, science, and travel into a riveting narrative about one of earth's most desired foods. Readers will discover why even though countless exotic fruits exist in nature, only several dozen varieties are available in supermarkets. Gollner explores the political machinations of multinational fruit corporations, exposing the hidden alliances between agribusiness and government and what that means for public health. He traces the life of mass-produced fruits--how they are created, grown, and marketed, and he explores the underworld of fruits that are inaccessible, ignored, and even forbidden in the Western world. Gollner draws readers into a Willy Wonka-like world with mangoes that taste like piña coladas, orange cloudberries, peanut butter fruits, and the miracle fruit that turns everything sour sweet, making lemons taste like lemonade. Peopled with a varied and bizarre cast of characters--from smugglers to explorers to inventors--this extraordinary book unveils the hidden universe of fruit.--From publisher description
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Writing style
Award
Quebec Writers' Federation Literary Awards, McAuslan First Book Prize, 2008.
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257211
Cataloging source
DLC
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1976-
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Gollner, Adam
Dewey number
641.3/4
Index
no index present
LC call number
SB354.8
LC item number
.G65 2008
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Fruit
  • Tropical fruit
  • Fruit-culture
  • Fruit trade
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a story of nature, obsession, commerce, and adventure
Label
The fruit hunters : a story of nature, adventure, commerce, and obsession, Adam Gollner
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 266-271) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
663854
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 279 pages
Isbn
9780743296946
Lccn
2007042423
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780743296946
  • (OCoLC)166373208
Label
The fruit hunters : a story of nature, adventure, commerce, and obsession, Adam Gollner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 266-271) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
663854
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 279 pages
Isbn
9780743296946
Lccn
2007042423
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780743296946
  • (OCoLC)166373208

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