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    Cruel enemies are stalking the world’s bananas and have been for decades Who knew Apparently Dan Koeppel He has tracked not only the diseases that wiped out the every day Gros Michel banana in the 1930s but has an eye out for the Panama disease that is wiping out the Cavendish banana that is the one that we see today in every supermarket and fruit stand There is yet another mortal enemy to the banana in the world called Sigato

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    Rating 3 of five2019 UPDATE Climate change bids fair to deprive us of a childhood icon says this bookOne step closer to realityThis is yet another entry in the single subject world of non fiction The narrowness of focus in books such as Salt and Cod and The Book on the Bookshelf and The Pencil and Longitude see

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    Do you ever get to the middle of a book and think to yourself Why on earth am I reading this I generally manage to avoid t

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    Bananas on Bennies I’m a big fan of “commodity histories” books on how everyday objects and products have become inter

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    Wow This is a Feb 2019 update I just read an article that confirms that the banana is at great risk I thought the author of this book was trying to give a dramatic spin to his work but apparently it’s all very

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    A review with digressions for people considering this as a book club choiceAvoiding responsibility like lying should be practiced even when not strictly necessary if one really wishes to stay at the top of one's game Still

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    If you liked the book Salt you will probably find this book just as engrossing There's in here about corporate and pan Ame

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    Random Read 23 HistoryA fascinating look at the history of the banana from its spread as a wild fruit across the globe to its cultivation and sale If you've never thought about bananas before this book will be a real eye opener Did you know that all bananas cultivated and sold by companies are sterile clones of each other This is why they're so easily devastated by crop fungus such as Panama disease and Black Sigatoka and also wh

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    This is one of the most fascinating books I've read recentlyThis book covers the history and future of the humble banana It starts with its beginnings in Asia its geographic and evolutionary progressing and the arrival of the banana to AmericaBananas are incredible the popular ones have no seed and reproduce asexually Si

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    This is a really disappointing book It got lots of glowing reviews but I was consistently frustrated by it It is poorly written sloppily researched randomly organized simplistically argued The book's most egregious fault is

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Banana The Fate of the Fruit That Changed the World

Lore surrounds the fruit In ancient translations of the Bible the 'apple' consumed by Eve is actually a banana it makes sense doesn't it Entire Central The Fate of the Fruit PDFEPUB or American nations have been said to rise and fall over the banana But the biggest mystery about the banana today The Fate of PDF #203 is whether it will survive A seedless fruit with a uniue reproductive system every banana is a genetic duplicate of the next and therefore susceptible to the same blights To Bananas on Bennies I m a big fan of commodity histories books on how everyday objects and products have become interwoven into our daily lives 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 And this is a shame really for it s uotidian details as much as major events that shape our lives It turns out that bananas have a fascinating back story What a disappointment then that this book falls short of doing it justice I d rate Bananas two and a half stars I enjoyed the subject matter but was often irritated at author Dan Koeppel s manner of telling it His book bore a curious resemblance to the Cavendish banana that s almost the sole variety consumed in the US and Europe by the way a product packaged for popular consumption a little bland and inoffensive It s a pity really for I d love to see such a uirky subject handled with verve but Koeppel seemed intent on watering it down for the massesThe book also suffers from a strange sort of bibliographic ADD it can t seem to focus on any subject for than a few pages Now I know that weaving back and forth between several narrative threads is de rigueur these days but Koeppel goes to extremes The 241 page central story is broken up into thirty six chapters some a mere three pages long The result is an overly choppy jittery narrative with capricious seuencing For example Chapter 12 which focuses on the ambitious rise of banana entrepreneur Samuel Zemurray is followed by a three page exposition on Tin Pan Alley and the genesis of the song Yes We Have No Bananas Then willy nilly Koeppel treats us to another short three page discourse this time on the spread of that bane of banana plantations Panama disease Chop chop chop On and on it goes jerking back and forth among narrative threads some of which are only peripheral to the two major components of the story either of which would have been a book in its own rightThese two aspects are the political and the agricultural I was familiar with the latter having read an interesting article in The New Yorker in December 2010 on the spread of a devastating fungus that is jeopardizing the world s supply of what has become a monoculture the Cavendish banana However I was less familiar with the fruit s political history and in particular the rise of the banana republics This part of the story has been dealt with in several other books which is perhaps why the author chose to hedge his bets and include material on the efforts of banana breeders and genetic engineers to come up with a disease resistant and marketable successor to the Cavendish bananaI was less than enad with Koeppel s style a combination of pedestrian prose and forced attempts at humor often with a creepy confiding tone There were some cutesy metaphors I could have done without such as when he likens gene splicing to splicing together reels of film producing the best ualities of both Rhett Butler played by Harrison Ford and Scarlet O Hara with a cinnamon bun hairstyle Come again Do I need that image in my mind as I slog through the details of gene splicing Or for that matter do I need this I remember the first time I ever understood that the retelling of ordinary events could become magic I a teenager just beginning to write searching for inspiration I d always loved books about other worlds science fiction Edgar Rice Burrough s Tarzan series even old pulp novels I bought at a local junk shop But it had only recently begun to occur to me that the greatest constructed worlds could be found in works that were considered to be true literature That point was made most sharply with Gabriel Garcia Maruez s One Hundred Years of Solitude This is how the author leads with his arse into a discussion of the banana massacre in Colombia in 1928 when the United Fruit Company violently put down a strike Now I just have to say that there are writers who can pull this sort of indulgent reminiscence off but Koeppel isn t one of them Last but not least I wish Koeppel had used footnotes to cite his source material I suppose he deemed them too academic for the average reader or something Instead his sources both major and minor are dropped into the narrative with an audible CLUNK Because Panama disease was permanently making fallow so much of its existing holdings the fruit companies had a continuous need for new land according to John Soluri author of Banana Cultures Agriculture Consumption and Environmental Change in Honduras and the United States Ultimately I have to say the reason I finished the book at all was that I began enjoying rewriting it in my head There s some champion material here but the writing is lackluster and the organization is downright addled

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Day's yellow banana the Cavendish is increasingly threatened by such a blight and there's no cure in sight Banana combines a pop science journey around the globe a fascinating tale of an The Fate of the Fruit PDFEPUB or iconic American business enterprise and a look into the alternately tragic and hilarious banana subculture one does exist ultimately taking us to the high tech labs where new bananas are literally being built in test tubes in a race to save the world's most beloved fruit If you liked the book Salt you will probably find this book just as engrossing There s in here about corporate and pan American politics than I expected on first hearing about the book and I really enjoyed reading it The reasons why bananas are threatened with global extinction despite being one of the most successful agricultural crops are fascinating and chillingKoeppel does a great job of simplifying the science and getting right to the heart of the matter Supplementary Exercises for Introducing Biblical Hebrew by Allen P. Ross the Cavendish is increasingly Great Famine threatened by such a blight and The Color of Night there's no cure in sight Banana combines a pop science journey around What Preachers Never Tell You About Tithes & Offerings the globe a fascinating Pulse (Frank Quinn, tale of an The Fate of Obsession the Fruit PDFEPUB or iconic American business enterprise and a look into The Supreme Court and Puerto Rico the alternately Simply Napkins tragic and hilarious banana subculture one does exist ultimately The Unconscious Civilization taking us The Complete Tightwad Gazette to The Day Lasts More Than a Hundred Years the high الدعوة الإسلامية دعوة عالمية tech labs where new bananas are literally being built in Writing and Selling Magazine Articles test The Strange Bird tubes in a race Collected Stories to save Collected Stories the world's most beloved fruit If you liked Cleopatras Daughter the book Salt you will probably find Funny Feckin' Irish Jokes!: Humorous Jokes about Everything Irish.Sure Tis Great Craic! this book just as engrossing There s in here about corporate and pan American politics Settlers than I expected on first hearing about Never Deny a Duke (Decadent Dukes Society, the book and I really enjoyed reading it The reasons why bananas are The Sphinx threatened with global extinction despite being one of Tidelands (Fairmile the most successful agricultural crops are fascinating and chillingKoeppel does a great job of simplifying Pretty Lucy Merwyn the science and getting right Strings to Carnal Sacrifice (Brides of Caralon, the heart of Catch and Release the matter

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A gripping Fate of Epub #218 biological detective story that uncovers the myth mystery and endangered fate of the world's most humble fruit To most people a banana is a banana a simple yellow fruit Americans eat bananas than apples and oranges combined In others parts of the world bananas are what keep millions of people alive But for all its ubiuity the banana Banana The Kindle is surprisingly mysterious nobody knows how bananas evolved or exactly where they originated Rich cultural Cruel enemies are stalking the world s bananas and have been for decades Who knew Apparently Dan Koeppel He has tracked not only the diseases that wiped out the every day Gros Michel banana in the 1930s but has an eye out for the Panama disease that is wiping out the Cavendish banana that is the one that we see today in every supermarket and fruit stand There is yet another mortal enemy to the banana in the world called Sigatoka And the up and coming threat is from a disease called Bunchy Top which sounds like a character from Sesame Street or Carrot Top s heftier cousin than a lethal virus No one knows what effect it might have on our ability to add some slices of the world s favorite fruit and fourth largest crop to our morning cereal image from the NY Times by Vincent Tullo There is a lot to learn about the impact of the banana on the world And I would bet that all or surely most of it is in this book Banana was a fun educational and often surprising read There is a lot of information to take in and while you may know some of the info here it is certain that there is a bunch you do not Did you know that the banana tree isn t properly a tree but a very large herb Neither did I Or that the bananas we eat are considered berries Say it ain t so How about the notion that the banana was the fruit referred to in ancient texts about the Garden of Eden The climate in the Fertile Crescent was not conducive to apples And there is some softness in the translations of ancient writings The forbidden fruit was called a fig which is also what the banana was called And really doesn t it seem a fitting shape for the job Which makes it all the ironic that bananas are essentially asexual They do not breed The fruit we eat today came from cloned plants Mass consumption bananas have always come from plants that do not propagate themselves but reuire man s intervention There is a hybrid grown in Asia that is high in beta carotene promising an easier way to get vitamin A into picky children Koeppel even traces the linguistic trail of the banana as it made its way around the world noting similarities in local names for the fruit in diverse languages He peels back the layers of time to reveal the banana s place in history Latin America is prime here with many tales of corrupt agricultural corporations such as United Fruit now Chiuita and their machinations against local governments He also points out that many technological advances arose from the need to transport this perishable 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  • Banana The Fate of the Fruit That Changed the World
  • Dan Koeppel
  • English
  • 06 November 2019
  • 9781594630385

About the Author: Dan Koeppel

Dan Koeppel Fate of Epub Ú is a well known outdoors nature and adventure writer who has written for the New York Times Magazine Outside Audubon Popular Science and National Geographic Adventure where he is a contributing editor Koeppel has also appeared on CNN and Good Morning America and is a former commentator for Public Radio International's Marketplace.