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Edible (Hardback, illustrated edition)

By National, Geographic

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This book invites readers on a sumptuously illustrated walk through the world garden. A rich introduction begins the book, revealing early agriculture and our 'green' future. Then an eight-chapter 'Food Directory' cameos individual plants, with readerfriendly layouts framing each... entry's biography, botanical description, culinary role, and healing powers. In addition to the lively and authoritative narrative, Edible intrigues readers with layers of information: literary quotes, boxes on ancient origins of exotic foods, political underpinnings, nutritional values, longstanding remedies, and more. Tantalizing anecdotes dip into such diverse topics as the Japanese Cherry Festival; cacao, Mayan 'food of the gods'; and the 17th-century Nutmeg Wars, which determined New York's future. A glossary and index complete the book.
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ISBN 9781426203725
Released NZ 5 Feb 2009
Publisher National Geographic Books
Format Hardback, illustrated edition
Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks

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ISBN-13 9781426203725
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher National Geographic Books
Imprint National Geographic Society
Released 5 Feb 2009
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback, illustrated edition
Edition illustrated edition
Author(s) By National, Geographic
Category Cookery / Food & Drink Etc
Plant Life: General
Number of Pages 360
Dimensions Width: 194mm
Height: 248mm
Spine: 35mm
Dewey Code 581.632
Weight 300g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
Library of Congress History, Plants, Edible, Plants, Edible - History
NBS Text Natural History: Plants
ONIX Text General/trade