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Bananas! How The United Fruit Company Shaped the World by Peter Chapman

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Published by Canongate U.S. .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Agribusiness,
  • Production Economics (General),
  • Business & Economics,
  • History - General History,
  • Business/Economics,
  • Industries - General,
  • Latin America - Central America,
  • History / Central America,
  • Industries - Agribusiness

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages272
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL12571808M
ISBN 101841958816
ISBN 109781841958811

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  The main body of the book although extremely informative was hard to follow and slightly boring. Written in an almost academic style. I now know more about bananas than I ever wanted to and feel guilty every time I eat one. If you love bananas, government conspiracy, price-fixing, monopolies, spies and general wrongdoing you might like this by: The middle half of the book explores the history of the fruit's transformation to what we think of today when we think of bananas. This is fascinating — ripe, if you will — with wars and revolutions, history and literature, business and politics, and enough colorful characters and events for a half-dozen movies. This Comprehension-based™ reader, ‘Bananas’, strategically weaves high-frequency language structures into a compelling upper level language students need repeated exposure to language structures in order to fully acquire them; that’s why Fluency Matters’ intermediate readers maintain a high frequency factor of high-level language structures, thus helping . Banana, fruit of the genus Musa, one of the most important fruit crops of the world. The banana is grown in the tropics, and, though it is most widely consumed in those regions, it is valued worldwide for its flavor, nutritional value, and availability throughout the year.

Some interesting tidbits from the book: How bad really are bananas? They are a very low-carbon food The short version: A great reference with a great title. The book itself is laid out in a logical manner, going in orders of magnitudes of carbon emissions equivalent (under 10 grams to 1 million tons and beyond)/5.   Babies should have beautifully designed books. This is one of them. Thick matte board pages-great graphic design, and it makes an important point that while we generally over-simplify things for kids, it sometimes makes things more confusing, and that is why bananas are not always just yellow, and to realize, that ‘flesh color’ is a pretty wide open color.5/5(10).   Bananas are a major dietary source of potassium. One medium-sized banana contains around grams of potassium, or 9% of the RDI. Potassium is an important mineral that many people aren't getting. A banana is an elongated, edible fruit – botanically a berry – produced by several kinds of large herbaceous flowering plants in the genus Musa. In some countries, bananas used for cooking may be called "plantains", distinguishing them from dessert fruit is variable in size, color, and firmness, but is usually elongated and curved, with soft flesh rich in starch covered .

If you found, five bananas book funny. Please share it with your friends and family they would probably laugh at it too right?. Sharing five bananas book may just help someone you know have a better a quick comment below and let people know what you thought of five bananas book thank you.. Please leave a comment and let us know what you thought of five bananas book.   Unlike most books on carbon footprint, that I plough through for my research, 'How Bad Are Bananas' was hugely entertaining in a page turning way. I read the book from cover to cover in a weekend and couldn't put it down, thanks to the engaging style of writing, humour and clarity of by: The book overreaches in saying it's a "United Fruit World", though UF had huge impact in the early 20th Century, introducing the banana to the world, standardizing bananas, and transforming huge swaths of Central American jungle to plantations via its "banana boats", railroads, ports/5. The Mortal Instruments! The Dark Artifices and The Infernal Devices! Book reviews, booktalks, and fun bookish videos centering around Cassandra Clare's Shadowhunter Chronicles books!