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160 pages, Paperback
First published January 1, 1967
He turned around with a look of recognition and said to me, “You come from apple country.” In one sentence, he had defined the dimensions of his own world, the utterly parochial nature of it, its disciplined singleness.
"The taste and aroma of oranges differ by type, season, county, state, and country, and even as a result of the position of the individual orange in the framework of the tree on which it grew."
"Carvone, a synthetic spearmint oil which is used to flavor spearmint gum, is made from citrus peel oil."
The helicopter was yawing and swaying in a gusty head wind, and Adams - a youthful man wearing an open-necked shirt and a fiber hat with madras band - was having trouble keeping it on a true course. The problem didn't seem to bother him. "Isn't this thing great?" he shouted.
"It sure is," I said. "How long have you had it?"
"Almost three months."
"What did you fly before that?"
"Never flown before. There's nothing like it!"