The Resource Banana

Banana

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Banana
Title
Banana
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Summary
A gripping 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 more bananas than apples and oranges combined. In others parts of the world, bananas are what keep millions of people alive. But for all its ubiquity, the banana is surprisingly mysterious; nobody knows how bananas evolved or exactly where they originated. Rich cultural 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 American nations have been said to rise and fall over the banana. But the biggest mystery about the banana today is whether it will survive. A seedless fruit with a unique reproductive system, every banana is a genetic duplicate of the next, and therefore susceptible to the same blights. Today’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 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
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Koeppel, Dan
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dictionaries
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  • Nonfiction
  • History
  • Business
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Banana
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:2e29914c-4f80-4103-9494-0da7d5e77a0b
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781101213919
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Banana
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:2e29914c-4f80-4103-9494-0da7d5e77a0b
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781101213919
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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