In the vein of Mark Kurlansky’s bestselling Salt and Cod, a gripping chronicle of the myth, mystery, and uncertain fate of the world’s most popular fruit. Hudson Street Press, Paperback. Very Good / No Jacket. Item # ISBN: Paperback, very good, no jacket. Dan Koeppel, the author of Banana: The Fate of the Fruit that Changed the World , says the international banana industry only has itself to.

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Now I know that weaving back and forth between several narrative threads is de rigueur these days, but Koeppel goes to extremes. If you want something with some real meat and substance, though, pick up the Kurlansky titles on Salt or Cod. She me whatcha got. I liked that the author koeppfl willing to keep things interesting even at the cost of uneven chapter lengths and sudden transitions.

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Or that the bananas we eat are considered berries? It’s odd that while many educated Americans know the year the Titanic sank, for example, scarcely any of them know the provenance of the items on their breakfast table — the coffee in their cup or the banana sliced onto their cornflakes.

The most famous and best-selling of this genre is probably the history of the decades-long race to correctly determine longitudebut there are many historical events that have received a fine treatment, including the sinking of the Lusitaniathe assassination of President James Garfieldthe Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire17th-century Tulip maniathe eruption of Krakatoathe mad bomber of ‘s Manhattanmurders too numerous to mention individually, and my sentimental favorite the Great Boston Molasses Flood of United Fruit later Chiquitafounded inentered with other companies into an ever-deepening cycle of exploitation, violence and revolution in Colombia, Honduras and Guatemala.

Our most familiar application of the fiber also derives from the substance’s strength: I recommend it to those most likely to be irritated by progressive politics and social liberalism. Kalau saja tidak ada kesalahan intrepretasi itu, pasti lagu Anita Sarawak yang populer itu akan berjudul Tragedi Buah Pisang. And banana crops are in danger of dying out because they are cloned. Manila hemp, woven from the fibers of the Abaca plant – a cousin – is the raw material for the strong, thick rope used to secure boats and ships to docks.


But LSW warned that, however endearingly enthusiastic I am about the topic, other book group members were unlikely to find the Great Boston Molasses Flood of as compelling a topic, since we are sadly a long, long way from Boston, in the company of people who, in a few inexplicable cases, have not even visited Boston.

Mar 11, Megan rated it really liked it. Guess they thought it was the latest Lee Child novel or perhaps a Harlequin romance novel let your imagination run wild with that one. Straightening Out the Business.

We meet all sorts of intriguing characters, mainly business men and scientists, and we meet powerful blights in human and microbial form. It starts with its beginnings in Asia, its geographic and evolutionary progressing, and the arrival of the banana to America. Although Koeppel Koeppel’s book is not bad, but it’s also not great. Entertaining history of the banana’s checkered past. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger.


Banaba third section follows the Gros Michel bananas’ sold s extinction from the Panama disease, while United Fruit and Standard Fruit look for a replacement banana or cure. There was a problem adding your email address. The book doesn’t just talk about the banana in the US, it talks about its influence across the globe.

However, the disease has remained in Asia Malaysia changing with the flora there. I couldn’t resist picking it up. Hanya karena kesalahan penerjemahan bibel saja membuat orang awam jadi mengira buah yang menggoda Hawa itu adalah buah apel. I admit, I had to skim through some of it, and I never skim unless I feel like I’m wasting my time.

How interested in bananas are you? Books by Dan Koeppel.


Banana: The Fate of the Fruit That Changed the World

Having narrowed down the options that far, I was faced with the vexing question I ask myself several times a day: Mar 05, Kelli rated it really liked it.

Turns out the song was written when stores truly had no bananas to sell due to Panama Disease, a blight in Central America that nearly wiped out the fruit!

That was the Gros Michel, the Big Mike, which arrived around the ‘s. Dan buku ini, Saudara-Saudara yang budiman, memang bukan hanya bercerita tentang sejarah pohon dan 23rd – Jadi, Saudara-saudara sekalian, pohon pengetahuan yang terlarang di surga itu bukan pohon apel. But the biggest mystery about the banana today is whether it will survive.

The forbidden fruit was koepppel a fig, which is also what the banana was called. Bush and the Cuban Missile Crisis, photographs being used to misrepresent something, gag orders on media, a Russian connection, and the list goes on. Dec 27, Pages. It is a public walk starting at Downtown Los Angeles’ Angels Flight, ends at the Hollywood Sign, above Hollywood and covers 35 miles and sets of public stairways. In others parts of the world, bananas are what keep millions of people alive.

Banana: The Fate of the Fruit That Changed the World by Dan Koeppel

The result is an overly choppy, jittery narrative with capricious sequencing. You may say we could just develop another. He is perhaps best known for his first book, To See Koeppell Bird on Earthtouted as his attempt to understand his father’s obsession with listing birds. Now our breed Cavendish! View all 4 comments. For example, bananas are cloned when farmed instead of reproduced, making it hard to breed a new banana. The history of the “banana republics” of Honduras, Guatemala, Panama, etc.

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