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Cotton: The Biography of a Revolutionary Fiber

Cotton: The Biography of a Revolutionary Fiber

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Издательство Неизвестный
Год выпуска 2006
Срок комплектации до 10 рабочих дней
ISBN 0143037226
Язык English

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 ). ISBN:0143037226

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