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Banana : the fate of the fruit that changed the world

Author: Dan Koeppel
Publisher: New York : Hudson Street Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From its early beginnings in Southeast Asia, to the machinations of the United Fruit Company in Costa Rica and Central America, the banana's history and its fate as a victim of fungus are explored.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dan Koeppel
ISBN: 9781594630385 1594630380 9780452290082 0452290082
OCLC Number: 173218748
Description: xix, 281 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: The world's most humble fruit --
pt. 1. Family trees --
ch. 1. And God created the banana --
ch. 2. A banana in your pocket? --
ch. 3. The first farm --
ch. 4. All in the family --
pt. 2. Expansion --
ch. 5. Asia --
ch. 6. Pacific --
ch. 7. Africa --
ch. 8. Americas --
pt. 3. Corn Flakes and coup d'etas --
ch. 9. Bringing bananas home --
ch. 10. Taming the wild --
ch. 11. Why banana peels are funny --
ch. 12. Sam the Banana Man --
ch. 13. No bananas today --
ch. 14. Man makes a banana --
ch. 15. The banana massacre --
ch. 16. The inhuman republics --
ch. 17. Straightening out the business. pt. 4. Never enough --
ch. 18. Knowledge is powerless --
ch. 19. Pure science --
ch. 20. A second front --
ch. 21. No respite --
ch. 22. Brand name bananas --
ch. 23. Guatemala --
pt. 5. Good-bye, Michel --
ch. 24. Cavendish --
ch. 25. Falling apart --
ch. 26. Embracing the new --
ch. 27. Chronic injury --
ch. 28. Banana plus banana --
ch. 29. A savior? --
ch. 30. Golden child --
pt. 6. A new banana --
ch. 31. A long way from Panama --
ch. 32. Know your enemies --
ch. 33. A banana crossroads --
ch. 34. Frankenbanana --
ch. 35. Still the octopus? --
ch. 36. The way out --
A banana time line --
Bibliography --
Acknowledgments --
Index.
Responsibility: Dan Koeppel.
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From its early beginnings in Southeast Asia, to the machinations of the United Fruit Company in Costa Rica and Central America, the banana's history and its fate as a victim of fungus are explored.

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