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2009-2010 Book



The Fate of the Fruit that Changed the World

by Dan Koeppel

Banana takes you from jungle to supermarket, from corporate boardrooms to kitchen tables around the world.  Highly entertaining, Koeppel chronicles the fruit’s history, from early cultivation to modern popularization, and suggests ways to save it from extinction. Koeppel has written for the New York Times Magazine, Outside, Audubon, Popular Science, and National Geographic Adventure. He is also the author of To See Every Bird on Earth (2005).

Come hear the author speak

Tuesday, March 2, 2010   12:30 pm  Black Box Theatre

How to participate

Get the book  Check out Banana at the library or buy your own copy.

Read  Between now and March 2010, join students, faculty, and staff in reading Banana.

Join in discussions. 

Watch the interview on iTunes U with Dan Koeppel

Meet the author on campus.

Contribute to our online discussion group on Ning.

Why a book read at Edmonds College?

Each year, the campus and community come together to read one book in order to:

  • Build community through a common intellectual experience.

  • Promote literacy across the campus and community through the adoption of thoughtful, noteworthy works of literature or scholarship.

  • Offer faculty an opportunity to invigorate curriculum with vital issues and great ideas.

  • Enrich the lives of students, faculty, staff and the people of South Snohomish County.