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The Resource The fruit hunters : a story of nature, adventure, commerce and obsession, Adam Leith Gollner, (sound recording)

The fruit hunters : a story of nature, adventure, commerce and obsession, Adam Leith Gollner, (sound recording)

Label
The fruit hunters : a story of nature, adventure, commerce and obsession
Title
The fruit hunters
Title remainder
a story of nature, adventure, commerce and obsession
Statement of responsibility
Adam Leith Gollner
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 narrative about one of earth's most desired foods. Readers will discover why, though 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. Peopled with a varied and bizarre cast of characters--from smugglers to explorers to inventors--this book unveils the hidden universe of fruit.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1976-
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Gollner, Adam
Dewey number
641.3/4
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
SB354.8
LC item number
.G65 2008
Literary text for sound recordings
other
PerformerNote
Read by Stephen Hoye
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Hoye, Stephen
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gollner, Adam
  • Fruit
  • Tropical fruit
  • Fruit-culture
  • Fruit trade
Label
The fruit hunters : a story of nature, adventure, commerce and obsession, Adam Leith Gollner, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
1 audio disc (11 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781400157457
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)213854647
  • (OCoLC)213854647
System details
  • Compact disc, MP3 format
  • System requirements: CD/MP3 player or microcomputer with CD-ROM drive, sound card, and MP3-compatible playback software
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The fruit hunters : a story of nature, adventure, commerce and obsession, Adam Leith Gollner, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
1 audio disc (11 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781400157457
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)213854647
  • (OCoLC)213854647
System details
  • Compact disc, MP3 format
  • System requirements: CD/MP3 player or microcomputer with CD-ROM drive, sound card, and MP3-compatible playback software
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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