The Bottom Line
Fruit: Edible, Inedible, Incredible by Wolfgang Stuppy & Rob Kesseler is an amazing book. Suitable as a coffee table book, it is full of vibrant photographs and informative explanations on the nature of fruit. I simply love this book.
- Full of stunning photographs
- A thorough explanation of what fruit is and the different kinds
- Some of the text *may* be a little technical to some, but explained well and very informative
- Written by Wolfgang Stuppy & Rob Kesseler
- 264 Pages
- Firefly Books, October 2008
Guide Review - Fruit: Edible, Inedible, Incredible by Wolfgang Stuppy & Rob Kesseler
I believe that Fruit: Edible, Inedible, Incredible by Wolfgang Stuppy & Rob Kesseler is now one of my favorite nonfiction books of all time.
The highlight of this fascinating book are the photographs. Rob Kesseler used special lighting and scanning electron microscopy to create the magic that populates the pages. Pictures of fruit, seeds, cross-sections and more are enlarged to fill the entire page. I couldn't put the book down - I was fascinated by the vibrant images before me.
However, Fruit: Edible, Inedible, Incredible is not just a book full of photographs. Wolfgang Stuppy, from the Royal Botanical Garden in Kew, takes the reader on an exploration of the nature of fruit. He explains what a fruit is, the different kinds, and so much more. It may be more technical than one is used to, but thorough explanations are given, and there is a glossary in the appendix.
At the end, details of the Millenium Seed Project are given, as well as 2 pages showing how the stunning photographs were produced.
The size and photographs would make Fruit: Edible, Inedible, Incredible an excellent choice for anyone interested in fruit, avid gardeners, as a coffee table book, or as a gift.
I would give Fruit: Edible, Inedible, Incredible 10+ stars if possible. The pictures are captivating and the text enlightening. This is now the prize book in my gardening collection. It should be in yours, too.