The Amish book was utterly fascinating. It is a rather more scholarly sociological tome than many of the mainstream books about the Amish, but I really did enjoy it.
What can I say about this one ? If you like information such as :
" Pistachios are deadly dangerous. They are classified under Class 4.2 of the International Maritime Dangerous Goods code: Flammable Solids (Substances Liable To Spontanous Combustion). Fresh pistachios, if stacked under pressure, can burst into flames and cause a cargo fire.
Pistcahios continue to absorb oxygen and excrete carbon dioxide even after harvesting.....If there is inadequate ventilation, seamen entering the hold of a cargo ship can die from carbon dioxide poisoning or from lack of oxygen".
- then, like me, you will love this book.