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The Fruit Hunters: A Story of Nature, Obsession, Commerce, and Adventure

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Tasty, lethal, hallucinogenic, and medicinal—fruits have led nations into wars, fueled dictatorships, and even lured us into new worlds. Adam Leith Gollner weaves business, science, and travel into a riveting narrative about one of earth's most desired foods.

Listeners will discover why it is that although countless exotic fruits exist in nature, only several dozen varieties are available in supermarkets. Gollner explores the political machinations of multinational fruit corporations, exposing the hidden alliances between agribusiness and government and what that means for public health. He traces the life of mass-produced fruits—how they are created, grown, and marketed—and he explores the underworld of fruits that are inaccessible, ignored, and even forbidden in the Western world.

Gollner draws readers into a Willy Wonka–like world with mangoes that taste like piña coladas, orange cloudberries, peanut butter fruits, and the miracle fruit that turns everything sour sweet, making lemons taste like lemonade. Peopled with a varied and bizarre cast of characters—from smugglers to explorers to inventors—this extraordinary book unveils the hidden universe of fruit.

Synopsis:

Adam Leith Gollner weaves business, science, and travel into a riveting narrative about one of earth's most desired foods: fruit.

About the Author

Adam Leith Gollner has written for the New York Times, Gourmet, Bon Appetit, and Good magazine.

Stephen Hoye has won more than a dozen AudioFile Earphones Awards and two prestigious APA Audie Awards, including one for Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki. He has recorded many other notable titles, such as Every Second Counts by Lance Armstrong and The Google Story by David A. Vise and Mark Malseed.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400157457
Subtitle:
A Story of Nature, Adventure, Commerce and Obsession
Author:
Gollner, Adam Leith
Read by:
Hoye, Stephen
Read:
Hoye, Stephen
Narrated:
Hoye, Stephen
Author:
Hoye, Stephen
Publisher:
Tantor Media
Subject:
History
Subject:
Life Sciences - Botany
Subject:
Industries - Agribusiness
Subject:
History of Science-General
Edition Description:
Unabridged,MP3 - Unabridged CD
Publication Date:
20080603
Binding:
MP3 CD
Language:
English
Dimensions:
7.4 x 5.3 x 0.6 in 0.2 lb
Media Run Time:
660

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Science and Mathematics » Botany » General
Science and Mathematics » History of Science » General

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