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

The fruit hunters : a story of nature, adventure, commerce and obsession, Adam Leith 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 Leith 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 narrative about one of earth's most desired foods. Readers will discover why, 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. Peopled with a varied and bizarre cast of characters--from smugglers to explorers to inventors--this book unveils the hidden universe of fruit.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gollner, Adam
Dewey number
641.3/4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fruit
  • Tropical fruit
  • Fruit-culture
  • Fruit trade
  • Fruit
  • Fruit-culture
  • Fruit trade
  • Tropical fruit
Label
The fruit hunters : a story of nature, adventure, commerce and obsession, Adam Leith Gollner
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 272-277) 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
Contents
Prologue : blame it on Brazil -- Introduction : the fruit underworld -- Nature. Wild, ripe and juicy : what is a fruit? ; Hawaiian ultraexotics ; How fruits shaped us ; The Rare Fruit Council International -- Adventure. Into Borneo ; The fruitarians ; The lady fruit ; Seedy : the fruitleggers -- Commerce. Marketing : from grapples to gojis ; Miraculin : the story of the miracle fruit ; Mass production : the geopolitics of sweetness ; Permanent global summertime -- Obsession. Preservation : the passion of the fruit ; The case of the fruit detective ; Making contact with the otherworld ; Fruition, or, The fever of creation.The sweetest thing : apricots
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Scribner trade paperback edition.
Extent
x, 285 pages
Isbn
9781476704999
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)816512818
  • 678096
  • (OCoLC)ocn816512818
Label
The fruit hunters : a story of nature, adventure, commerce and obsession, Adam Leith Gollner
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 272-277) 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
Contents
Prologue : blame it on Brazil -- Introduction : the fruit underworld -- Nature. Wild, ripe and juicy : what is a fruit? ; Hawaiian ultraexotics ; How fruits shaped us ; The Rare Fruit Council International -- Adventure. Into Borneo ; The fruitarians ; The lady fruit ; Seedy : the fruitleggers -- Commerce. Marketing : from grapples to gojis ; Miraculin : the story of the miracle fruit ; Mass production : the geopolitics of sweetness ; Permanent global summertime -- Obsession. Preservation : the passion of the fruit ; The case of the fruit detective ; Making contact with the otherworld ; Fruition, or, The fever of creation.The sweetest thing : apricots
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Scribner trade paperback edition.
Extent
x, 285 pages
Isbn
9781476704999
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)816512818
  • 678096
  • (OCoLC)ocn816512818

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