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The Resource Apple, Marcia Reiss

Apple, Marcia Reiss

Label
Apple
Title
Apple
Statement of responsibility
Marcia Reiss
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Apples have sustained, delighted and intoxicated people throughout history. This ubiquitous fruit has always been more than something to eat or drink; it is planted deep within the myths, religion and art of almost every culture. Icon of beauty, desire and sin, of wholesome country harvests, healthy eating and hidden poison, the apple is a symbol, recognized as readily as a brand of computers and a record label as it is on supermarket shelves. One of the most widely distributed fruits on the planet, spread by man, beast and bug over millions of years, today's apples originated in the mountains of Central Asia and journeyed along the Silk Road to Europe and the New World. From the days of Charlemagne to Johnny Appleseed and the colonization of South Africa, settlers were required to plant apple orchards, leading to the development of new towns. The fruit figured in the politics of expansion and the displacement of Native Americans on the American frontier; once a seasonal fixture of every small farm, the apple is now a global commodity, produced, packaged and distributed as a mass-market item. This book explores the apple's history and the latest debates about the use of agrichemicals, the rise of organic and heirloom orchards, and the hopes and fears of genetic crop modification. Beautifully illustrated with historic and contemporary images, and with a directory of popular and heirloom varieties, Apple is a mouth-watering exploration of this fascinating fruit"--Publisher's description
Member of
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Reiss, Marcia
Dewey number
641.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
SB363
LC item number
.R38 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Reaktion's botanical series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Apples
  • Rosaceae
  • Apples in art
  • Plants and civilization
  • Human-plant relationships
  • Apples
  • Apples in art
  • Human-plant relationships
  • Plants and civilization
  • Rosaceae
Label
Apple, Marcia Reiss
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 234-245) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction : backyard apples -- Out of the wild : an ode and a lament -- A rose is a rose is a rose...is an apple -- The search for sweetness -- Cider chronicles -- The American apple -- Apple adulation -- Good apples -- Bad apples -- Misplaced apples -- The politics of pomology -- Apples today and tomorrow -- Apple varieties -- Timeline
Control code
872415696
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
255 pages
Isbn
9781780233406
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)872415696
Label
Apple, Marcia Reiss
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 234-245) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction : backyard apples -- Out of the wild : an ode and a lament -- A rose is a rose is a rose...is an apple -- The search for sweetness -- Cider chronicles -- The American apple -- Apple adulation -- Good apples -- Bad apples -- Misplaced apples -- The politics of pomology -- Apples today and tomorrow -- Apple varieties -- Timeline
Control code
872415696
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
255 pages
Isbn
9781780233406
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)872415696

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