Oranges

by John McPhee | Outdoors & Nature |
ISBN: Global Overview for this book
Registered by ds3233 of Sun City, Arizona USA on 11/27/2005
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4 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by ds3233 from Sun City, Arizona USA on Sunday, November 27, 2005
Wonderful story of the history and current status of oranges in the world. Wish it were more current. Typical great writing by McPhee, clear and succinct, with a touch of humor.

Released 14 yrs ago (11/27/2005 UTC) at fellow bookcrossing member in by mail, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases

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Sent to dicentragirl in Washington.

Journal Entry 3 by dicentragirl from Leavenworth, Washington USA on Tuesday, December 06, 2005
This is just another example of why bookcrossing is so great! ds3233 saw my forum post about this book, also wanted to read it and picked it up for BOTH of us when she saw it at a garage sale! She sent it to me as a RABCK.

Being the plant (and food!) geek that I am, I'm really looking forward to this one. :) Thanks ds3233!

Journal Entry 4 by dicentragirl from Leavenworth, Washington USA on Wednesday, December 21, 2005
What an interesting book! :) Thank you ds3233 for sharing it with me!

Maybe it is just the season, but every time he made a reference to the "Parson Brown" variety of orange, I kept thinking of "Winter Wonderland". LOL. I found the botany information interesting, especially the parts about how oranges turn orange (and back to green! Who knew?!) and how the placement on the tree can affect its sweetness.

Like all McPhee's books, this was really interesting, but I think I would have enjoyed it even more if the information was more current and he had included more information on the orange industry itself and on the orchard/grove (picking, growing...) processes.

Journal Entry 5 by wingmaryzeewing from Taneytown, Maryland USA on Wednesday, August 09, 2006
Book arrived safely today. This will be going into my "Books about Things" bookbox, although I may have to read it first ;)

Thanks to ds3233 and Dicentragirl, for sharing!

Journal Entry 6 by wingmaryzeewing from Taneytown, Maryland USA on Sunday, September 03, 2006
This is the first one of McPhee's books that I've read. I wasn't going to read this one, since it is rather out-of-date. But then I saw mention of this author in the forums (that he's very good), and I didn't want to miss this opportunity to read one of his books (esp. since it's such a short one). So I gave it a quick read.

All the other readers' comments apply. I have only one thing to add: The sex lives of citrus fruit - who knew? Interesting tidbit.

Thanks to DS3233 and Dicentragirl for sharing this book. It will be going into my "Books about Things" bookbox, which will be on its way out the door very soon!

Journal Entry 7 by wingmaryzeewing at Books about Things bookbox in Bookbox, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, September 05, 2006

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Putting into my "Books about Things" bookbox.

Journal Entry 8 by gomboggit from Baker City, Oregon USA on Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Chosen from the Books about Things bookbox

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