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    DescriptionTasty, 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 riveting narrative about one of earth's most desired foods. Listeners will discover why it is that although 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. Gollner draws readers into a Willy Wonka-like world with mangoes that taste like pina coladas, orange cloudberries, peanut butter fruits, and the miracle fruit that turns everything sour sweet, making lemons taste like lemonade. Peopled with a varied and bizarre cast of characters--from smugglers to explorers to inventors--this extraordinary book unveils the hidden universe of fruit.

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    The Fruit Hunters
    A Story of Nature, Adventure, Commerce and Obsession
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Adam Leith Gollner, Narrator Stephen Hoye
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 191 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 91 g
    ISBN 13: 9781400157457
    ISBN 10: 1400157455

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.5
    BIC E4L: SCP
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    BIC subject category V2: WTL, WB, WNP
    B&T General Subject: 710
    BISAC V2.8: SCI011000, SCI034000
    Ingram Subject Code: JN
    Libri: I-JN
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 641.34
    BISAC V2.8: BUS070010
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 56100
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 581.464, 641.3/4
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: SB354.8 .G65 2008B
    Thema V1.0: WNP, WB, WTL
    Edition statement
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    01 June 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    Adam Leith Gollner has written for the "New York Times," "Gourmet," "Bon Appetit," and "Good" magazine. Stephen Hoye has won more than a dozen "AudioFile" Earphones Awards and two prestigious APA Audie Awards, including one for "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" by Robert T. Kiyosaki. He has recorded many other notable titles, such as "Every Second Counts" by Lance Armstrong and "The Google Story" by David A. Vise and Mark Malseed.
    Review quote
    ""A fresh, juicy and highly satisfying treat."" ---Kirkus