The fruit hunters : a story of nature, adventure, commerce and obsession (eBook, 2013) [WorldCat.org]
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The fruit hunters : a story of nature, adventure, commerce and obsession

Author: Adam Gollner
Publisher: New York : Scribner, [2013, 2008] ©2008
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First Scribner papetback editionView all editions and formats
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A historical account of the role of fruit in the modern world explores the machinations of multi-national corporations in distributing exotic fruits, the life of mass-produced fruits, and the author's experience with unusual varieties that are unavailable in America.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Gollner, Adam, 1976-
Fruit hunters.
(OCoLC)883145867
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Gollner
ISBN: 9781416565611 1416565612
OCLC Number: 893685943
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: 2008.
"Now a feature-length documentary"--Cover
Description: 1 online resource (x, 285 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Intro; Cover; Colophon; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Epigraph; Contents; Prologue Blame It on Brazil; IntroductionThe Fruit Underworld; Part 1 Nature; 1Wild, Ripe and Juicy: What Is a Fruit?; 2Hawaiian Ultraexotics; 3How Fruits Shaped Us; 4The Rare Fruit Council International; Part 2Adventure; 5Into Borneo; 6The Fruitarians; 7The Lady Fruit; 8Seedy: The Fruitleggers; Part 3Commerce; 9Marketing: From Grapples to Gojis; 10Miraculin: The Story of the Miracle Fruit; 11Mass Production: The Geopolitics of Sweetness; 12Permanent Global Summertime; Part 4Obsession 13Preservation: The Passion of the Fruit14The Case of the Fruit Detective; 15Making Contact with the Otherworld; 16Fruition: Or the Fever of Creation; Acknowledgments; Further Reading; About the Author
Responsibility: Adam Leith Gollner.

Abstract:

A historical account of the role of fruit in the modern world explores the machinations of multi-national corporations in distributing exotic fruits, the life of mass-produced fruits, and the author's experience with unusual varieties that are unavailable in America.

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