The Fruit Hunters: A Story of Nature, Adventure, Commerce and Obsession download free [PDF and Ebook] by Adam Leith Gollner

The Fruit Hunters: A Story of Nature, Adventure, Commerce and Obsession download free [PDF and Ebook] by Adam Leith Gollner year 2010
  • Book name: The Fruit Hunters: A Story of Nature, Adventure, Commerce and Obsession
  • Author: Adam Leith Gollner
  • Release date: 2010/2/14
  • Publisher: SCRIBNER BOOK COMPANY
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Science and Geography
  • ISBN: 9780743296953
  • Rating: 7.23 of 10
  • Votes: 228
  • Review by: Elliot Pond
  • Review rating: 8.04 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/11
  • Total pages: 288
  • Includes a PDF summary of 26 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: A vivid and unforgettable expedition through the world of exotic fruit, The Fruit Hunters is the engrossing story of some of Earth's most desired foods told by an intrepid journalist and keen observer of nature-both human and botanical. 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 ).
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 17H16M48S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Botany & Plant Sciences, History Of Science, Agriculture & Related Industries, Cookery By Ingredient, Primary Industries
  • Available formats: LRF, EPUB, MOBI, GIF, WORD, TXT, DOC, PDF. Compressed in ZIP, TAR.BZ2, DMG, TZO, ARC, RAR
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 24.81 USD
  • Dimensions: 152x229x17mm
  • Weight: 426g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Not Available
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