The Extraordinary Story of the Apple -

The Extraordinary Story of the Apple

By Barrie E. Juniper, David J. Mabberley

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The story of apples begins in an unexpected place: with bears. While popular culture likes to link honey with these creatures, DNA evidence shows that it might be more accurate for Winnie the Pooh to be munching on an ancestor of Red Delicious. And while apples are modern America's second favourite fruit (after berries), their origins lie in ancient China. These are just some of the remarkable details that arise from Barrie E. Juniper and David J. Mabberley's The Extraordinary Story of the Apple. Written by two leading botanical experts, it's a complete natural and cultural history of the apple, using DNA evidence, from its origins in China, along the Silk Road to Europe and onto the Americas and Australia.

Product code: 9781842466551

ISBN 9781842466551
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H246xW198
No. Of Pages 260
Publisher Royal Botanic Gardens
This book details the natural and cultural history of the apple, using DNA evidence, from its origins in China, along the Silk Road to Europe and onto the Americas and Australia. From Adam and Eve, to the ancient Egyptians, Romans, the Battle of Hastings and Newton's Law of Gravity, the apple has played a key role in human culture.