Olives: The Life and Lore of a Noble Fruit

3.94 avg rating
( 137 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781899791385: Olives: The Life and Lore of a Noble Fruit
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

In 1986, the author bought a small overgrown olive farm in Provence. With it, he discovered, were 150 neglected olive trees. His neighbours helped him bring his grove back to life - and with it a passion grew in him to discover all there was to know about the olive.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

After rice, corn, and wheat--the three staples of, respectively, East Asia, the Americas, and Eurasia--the olive is the foodstuff most closely bound to history, shaping the course of nations and empires. Mort Rosenblum, the author of the lively Secret Life of the Seine and many other books, gives us a wide-angle, altogether engrossing account of the olive's life and natural history, studding his narrative with conversations with farmers all around the Mediterranean. Rosenblum predicts an upsurge in olive cultivation in the United States as more and more people become aware of the fruit's many healthful qualities. If you have the urge to take up farming, read this fine book--you may be moved to put in some olive trees and try your luck.

About the Author:

Mort Rosenblum is a special correspondent to the Associated Press and the author of Who Stole the News? and The Secret Life of the Seine. He lives in Provence.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Rosenblum, Mort
Published by Absolute Press (2000)
ISBN 10: 1899791388 ISBN 13: 9781899791385
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
smeikalbooks
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Absolute Press, 2000. Paperback. Condition: New. Brand new book. Fast shipping form our UK warehouse in eco-friendly packaging. Fast, efficient and friendly customer service. Seller Inventory # 9781899791385N

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.74
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.27
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Rosenblum, Mort
Published by Absolute Press (2000)
ISBN 10: 1899791388 ISBN 13: 9781899791385
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
cbs distribution ltd
(Brecon, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Absolute Press, 2000. Paperback. Condition: New. . ***. Seller Inventory # ABC263838

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 25.12
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 6.63
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Mort Rosenblum
Published by Absolute Press (2000)
ISBN 10: 1899791388 ISBN 13: 9781899791385
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Absolute Press, 2000. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 316 pages. In Stock. Seller Inventory # zk1899791388

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 29.30
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.94
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Mort Rosenblum
ISBN 10: 1899791388 ISBN 13: 9781899791385
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
ABC
(Saint Louis, MO, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: Brand New. New. Seller Inventory # A5451

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 40.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 6.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Rosenblum, Mort
Published by Absolute Press (2000)
ISBN 10: 1899791388 ISBN 13: 9781899791385
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Absolute Press, 2000. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111899791388

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 49.28
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Mort Rosenblum
Published by Absolute Press (2000)
ISBN 10: 1899791388 ISBN 13: 9781899791385
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Absolute Press, 2000. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1899791388

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 75.39
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds