Miscellaneous facts about the history and cultivation of nuts -- pistachio and acorn thru litchee and peanut -- arranged in...

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NUTS FROM FOREST, ORCHARD AND FIELD

Miscellaneous facts about the history and cultivation of nuts -- pistachio and acorn thru litchee and peanut -- arranged in insrutable non sequiturs that read like a seventh-grader's adaptation of an encyclopedia article. How Brazil nuts are harvested, the odd and poisonous origins of the roasted cashew, why peanuts are called goobers. . .it would all be interesting if Poole had bothered to make it so, but his suggestions -- like the one about developing new varieties of acorn to solve the world's food shortage -- are surely a little cracked.

Pub Date: Dec. 1, 1975

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Dodd, Mead

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 1, 1975