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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In others parts of the world, bananas are what keep millions of people alive. Bukan hanya tragedi awal mula manusia sehingga terpaksa menjadi khalifah di muka bumi, tapi juga tragedi yang ditimbulkan para importir pisang yang ingin memonopoli pasokan pisang, sehingga dapat mengacau-balaukan demokrasi di negara penghasil pisang biasa disebut Banana Republic. I admit, I had to skim through some of it, and I never skim unless I feel like I’m wasting my time.

Dan buku ini, Saudara-Saudara yang budiman, memang bukan hanya bercerita tentang sejarah pohon dan buah pisang, tapi juga tragedi yang ditimbulkannya dalam sejarah.

Dan Koeppel born is an American author and columnist. There are lots of interesting tidbits and suggestive ideas, but they never amount to anything of substance. The second section describes the banana rep Fisher, Sam Mr. The blight is actually a difficult to fight fusarium fungus. I pushed through, but then it said the f-word, so I stopped right there. Koeppel spent many chapters on the history of United Fruit, the modern Chiquita.

Although Koeppel tries to make the argument about how the only way to ensure the survival of the Cavendish is through genetic modification, he simplifies it far too much. Likely in the hopes that dad will fall and crack his noodle thus ending the endless drivel of banana factoids. Please try again later.

Banana: The Fate of the Fruit That Changed the World

The history of the “banana republics” of Honduras, Guatemala, Panama, etc. In others parts of the world, bananas are what keep millions of people alive. So you get the idea, lots of info about something most of us never gave, well, a fig about.


Entire Central American nations have been said to rise and fall over the banana.

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Everything you ever wanted to know about the history of the banana and were afraid to ask. He did a lot of research, went around the world ran interview experts, and managed to write a book that focuses on the history and science of the banana.

What does this all mean for the future of human cloning? In any case, some chapters end with sentences like “this is why the banana you eat today might be the last of its kind you eat. I walked into the front doors of my local library, and there was this book. If you want something with some real meat and substance, though, pick up the Kurlansky titles on Salt or Cod.

At his local Whole Foods in Los Angeles, he samples the exotic Caribbean-grown Lacatan variety, which he believes will take over the world.

I came across this book several times in the public library, and every time my thought was exactly the same, “How the hell can bananas be interesting enough for an entire book? They controlled the governments of countries like Guatemala and Honduras, producing the term “banana republic. Contents And God Created the Banana. You may say we could just develop another. 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.

Our most familiar application of the fiber also derives from the substance’s strength: If you liked the book “Salt” you will probably find this book just as engrossing.

It’s quite remarkable that bananas are cheaper than apples, considering that bananas are a highly perishable fruit that only grows in tropical regions and has to be shipped in at great speed in refrigerated ran. I wish someone had said, “Yo Dan Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts.


The taste was good enough most say it wasn’t quite as good, although a few disagreeit was shippable but not quite as sturdy as the Big Mikeand most importantly, it was resistant to Panama disease.

Hardcoverpages. Then the last 60 pages were not interesting. I originally borrowed this audio book from the library so I had something to listen to during my commutes.

Banana: The Fate of the Fruit that Changed the World – Dan Koeppel – Google Books

That’s hugely bad for banana stalks, which are reproduced from cuttings, and are all genetically identical for a particular breed! United Fruits Chiquita and Standard Fruits Dole were ruthless robber barons that made their eras proud. Mark Kurlansky is a well-known and persistent practitioner of this genre with books on codoysterssaltand most recently paper. The fourth section deals with the switch to the Cavendish banana the banana we eat today and the rebranding of the Banana Republics to the tamer Chiquita and Dole brands.

Refresh and try again. Unfortunately, Panama Disease is still a huge threat. This book covers the history — and banaana They do not breed.

Good thing most banana-related topics are interesting! A guy at work has been sharing lots of banana factoids. There is yet another mortal enemy to the banana in the world, called Sigatoka.

Mar 05, Kelli rated it really liked it. Dan Koeppel did a really nice work here. But for all its banaa, the banana is surprisingly mysterious; nobody knows how bananas evolved or exactly where they originated. It’s on my list of books to pick up next time I’m stationary. Who knew all the politics and behind the scenes happenings that go on in the banana business?! Corn Flakes and Coup dEtats.