Like Flemish miniaturists who reveal the essence of humankind within the confines of a tiny frame, McPhee once again demonstrates that the smallest topic is replete with history, significance, and consequence.
_Oranges_ is a flawed book for several reasons. The greatest issues I have is that it really doens't seem to have a clear focus. Read morePublished 2 months ago by doc peterson
Not that interesting. Definitely not one of McPhee's best.Published 2 months ago by Nancy C. Thornburg
OK well it is dated. It needs a complete rewrite to bring it up to the present decade. But who will take on the arduous task of interviewing orange growers in the US and the rest... Read morePublished 4 months ago by dondeplume
I love oranges, but there may not be many people who could make reading about them so interesting. There are two things to be said: McPhee is a wonderful writer; and this book,... Read morePublished 4 months ago by MoseyOn
McPhee's writing knocks me out. He could write a book about paint drying, and I would want to read it.Published 6 months ago by Marcia R. Johnston
McPhee is alway fascinating, but this is my favorite. So many things about oranges that you didn't know before. Read morePublished 8 months ago by David McAllister
An extremely informative oversight of the cultivation of oranges in Florida presented in an entertaining narrative. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Skip