First published in 1966 and now in the PENGUIN MODERN CLASSICS series, this book gives both a history of humanity's love for the fruit and a ...Show synopsisFirst published in 1966 and now in the PENGUIN MODERN CLASSICS series, this book gives both a history of humanity's love for the fruit and a wonderful picture of Florida, a state transformed from dreary barrenness to one vast orange grove by the world's insatiable demand for orange juice.Hide synopsis
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Description:New. A classic of reportage, "Oranges" was first conceived as a...New. A classic of reportage, "Oranges" was first conceived as a short magazine article about oranges and orange juice, but the author kept encountering so much irresistible information that he eventually found that he had in fact written a book. It contai...
Description:New in None as Issued jacket. BRAND NEW Copy w/trace edge wear....New in None as Issued jacket. BRAND NEW Copy w/trace edge wear. Mongraph. A delicious discourse on that large, roundish citrus fruit with a yellowish rough rind. Its first known reference is found in "the second book of the Five Classics, which appeared in China around 500 BC, and is generally regarded as having been edited by Confucius", and, that is but a half-a-sentence quote from Pulitzer Prize-winning writer John Angus McPhee (1931-). A masterful and absorbing non-fiction narrative, engaging to start to finish, leaving one with a taste for more on a topic one thought one had no interest in.
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a slim but very informative essay on oranges, their origin, how various countries eat them, what inspired the author to write such a now famous book , it really is fascinating being brief, succint i'm suprised he has not covered fruits
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