New Book of Apples: The Definitive Guide to Apples, Including Over 2000 Varieties


Includes the historical, geographical and botanical details as well as colour paintings and advice on cooking and growing.

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Includes the historical, geographical and botanical details as well as colour paintings and advice on cooking and growing.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
This guide to all things related to the apple will surely be a revelation to those who view it in terms of red, yellow, or green. The book certainly is "definitive," as Morgan (who holds several positions in the Royal Horticultural Society) and Richards (a journalist interested in the history of gardens and cooking) offer readers a remarkable amount of information. Whether in the Bible or the archaeological record, one finds evidence that the apple has been with us from the beginning (remains dated to 6500 B.C.E. have been found at Jericho and Catal Huyuk). The authors trace the history of the apple through a number of early civilizations, from the tree's use as the spoils of war, to the preservation of many varieties in monasteries with the fall of Rome, to the use of apples as a valuable resource in both the Old and the New Worlds. More than a third of the text is devoted to a directory of 2000-plus varieties, with information on origin, shape, habitat, and flavor. Throughout, Dowle's beautiful illustrations evoke those by Victorian-era naturalists. This revised edition will please readers with an extensive interest in cultivation, and it is essential for comprehensive public and academic library reference and gardening collections.-Jonathan Hershey, Akron-Summit Cty. P.L, OH Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780091883980
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 2/19/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,459,089
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

The Fruit Of Paradise
For Pleasure, Meate And Medicine
For God And Country
Apples For The Few
Apples For The Many
The Cider Story. Directory Of Apple Varieties. Appendices: Cooking With Apples
Growing Apples
Further Information.
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