Science of the Secondary #11 - Banana


Science of the Secondary is an inquisitive approach towards uncovering implicit conditions that exist in our experience of the everyday. When speaking of the term ‘secondary’, we are referring to conditions and sensations that human beings are not conscious of in their day-to-day interaction with things and the immediate surroundings. Accumulating this rich and boundless field of knowledge, the research hopes to draw upon a renewed sensibility towards living, with much excitement and freshness.

This issue examines one of the most ubiquitous, widely recognised and popular fruits on the planet. Large-scale farming has made this tropical fruit accessible almost year-round in most countries, while its near-phallic shape frequently stirs the sexual imagination of fully-grown adults. But perhaps one of the most interesting aspects of the banana is its role in the beginning and end of our lives; its soft, easy-to-mash texture makes it suitable for both teething babies and the toothless elderly. Learn everything about the banana, from its ripeness and size, to how to peel, handle, and store it. Humorous but informative illustrations and photos complete this authoritative banana guide.

Measures: 17 x 25 cm
Pages: 60
Binding: Softcover