The Sugar Season

Un libro in lingua di Douglas Whynott edito da Da Capo Pr, 2014

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How has one of America’s oldest agricultural crafts evolved into a multimillion dollar industry? Douglas Whynott brings us deep inside the world of maple syrup by following entrepreneur Bruce Bascom through one tumultuous season, revealing a business complete with a black market, a syrup heist monitored by Homeland Security, and a global strategic reserve comparable to OPEC’s (a barrel of maple syrup is worth more than a barrel of oil).

Along the way, Whynott takes us from a sugarhouse where we learn syrup’s subtle flavors and grading system to a sugarbush where we discover the maple tree’s unique biology. As tin buckets and wooden spouts give way to vacuum pumps and tubing, Whynott explores the industry’s chances for survival, highlighting a larger issue: how global warming is threatening our food supply.

?In Doug Whynott’s graceful hands, this story about a maple syrup manufacturer and dealer becomes an intersection of subjects: of technology and business, American history and climate change, friendship and family. A wonderful and fascinating book.”?Tracy Kidder, author of Mountains Beyond Mountains

Informazioni bibliografiche

  • Titolo del Libro in lingua: The Sugar Season
  • Sottotitolo: A Year in the Life of Maple Syrup - and One Family's Quest for the Sweetest Harvest
  • Lingua: English
  • AutoreDouglas Whynott
  • Editore: Da Capo Pr
  • Collana: Da Capo Pr (Hardcover)
  • Data di Pubblicazione: 04 Marzo '14
  • Genere: NATURE
  • Pagine: 279
  • Dimensioni mm: 209 x 139 x 0
  • EAN-13: 9780306822049