Friday, January 25, 2008


This sounds like a really good book, it's a history of the banana and the part that it's played in world history. I've always been particularly fascinated with its unique tendency to make and break governments, and corporate power (like United Fruit) in subjagating those governments to its will. The banana can also be facing extinction, as it's vulernable to Panama Disease, due to its genetic uniformity. As the book reviewer points out, there's only one kind of banana, whereas apples come in many varieties.

My library doesn't have it, and I already have my hands full with my interlibrary loaned items, so once I'm done with those, I'll probably reserve this.

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