The Biography of Bananas (How Did That Get Here?) (Hardcover)

The Biography of Bananas (How Did That Get Here?) By Rachel Eagen Cover Image
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The Biography of Bananas reveals the murky past and uncertain future of the tasty banana. Almost unknown in North America before the 1870s, bananas quickly became a popular fruit with a rocky history. Colorful photographs and maps help explain who grows your bananas, how they are harvested, and why the banana may soon become extinct. Other topics include - What is a commodity? - the spread of bananas through trade routes - where and how bananas are grown - the growth of the banana plantations and banana republics - technical and genetic improvements to the banana, including new varieties - environmental issues such as land use and pesticides - why bananas are becoming extinct Teacher's guide available.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780778724834
ISBN-10: 0778724832
Publisher: Crabtree Classics
Publication Date: October 31st, 2005
Pages: 32
Language: English
Series: How Did That Get Here?