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Banana: The Fate of the Fruit That Changed the World Paperback – Dec 30 2008

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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Plume; Reprint edition (Dec 30 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0452290082
  • ISBN-13: 978-0452290082
  • Product Dimensions: 13.4 x 1.6 x 20.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 159 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #137,986 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“Required reading.”—New York Post
 
“Ambitious in scope… both fascinating and disturbing... I’ll never walk through the produce aisle the same way again… [Banana] is at once a political and economic treatise, a scientific explication, and a cultural history.”—The Boston Globe
 
“Clear, engaging… admirable… part historical narrative and part pop-science adventure.”—San Francisco Chronicle
 
“[A] brilliant history.”—Seattle Post-Intelligencer
 
“A fascinating and surprising history of our most ubiquitous fruit.”—Edward Humes, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Monkey Girl and Mississippi Mad
 
“The history of oil has nothing on that of the yellow fruit.”—Salon.com

About the Author

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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