Cotton: The Biography of a Revolutionary Fiber download free [PDF and Ebook] by Stephen Yafa

Cotton: The Biography of a Revolutionary Fiber download free [PDF and Ebook] by Stephen Yafa year 2009
  • Book name: Cotton: The Biography of a Revolutionary Fiber
  • Author: Stephen Yafa
  • Release date: 2009/12/27
  • Publisher: PENGUIN PUTNAM INC
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Technology and Engineering
  • ISBN: 9780143037224
  • Rating: 8.11 of 10
  • Votes: 303
  • Review by: Lianne Manley
  • Review rating: 8.56 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/8
  • Total pages: 398
  • Includes a PDF summary of 38 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: In the tradition of Mark Kurlansky's Cod and Salt, this endlessly revealing book reminds us that the fiber we think of as ordinary is the world's most powerful cash crop, and that it has shaped the destiny of nations. Ranging from its domestication 5,500 years ago to its influence in creating Calvin Klein's empire and the Gap, Stephen Yafa's Cotton gives us an intimate look at the plant that fooled Columbus into thinking he'd reached India, that helped start the Industrial Revolution as well as the American Civil War, and that made at least one bug-the boll weevil-world famous. A sweeping chronicle of ingenuity, greed, conflict, and opportunism, Cotton offers 'a barrage of fascinating information' (Los Angeles Times).
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 25H58M49S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Agriculture & Farming, Economic History, Industrial Chemistry, History Of The Americas, Manufacturing Industries
  • Available formats: PDF, EPUB, WORD, GIF, RB, TIFF, DOC, TXT. Compressed in RAR, TZ, GZ, IMG, ZIP
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 16.24 USD
  • Dimensions: 135x196x20mm
  • Weight: 304g
  • Printed by: The Penguin Press
  • Published in: New York, NY, United States
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