Cotton: Origin, History, Technology, and Production / Edition 1

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Overview

Here is a vital new source of "need-to-know" information for cotton industry professionals. Unlike other references that focus solely on growing the crop, this book also emphasizes the cotton industry as a whole, and includes material on the nature of cotton fibers and their processing; cotton standards and classification; and marketing strategies.

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Editorial Reviews

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"This text is a remarkable, Scholarly work. In the preface it states that the author's aim is to provide the reader with an appreciation of cotton's rich history and understanding of current technology and a glimpse of its future. The book certainly makes a valiant effort to cover a wide range of subject concerning cotton." (E-Streams, Volume 4, no. 6 - June 2001)
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This text is a remarkable, Scholarly work. In the preface it states that the author's aim is to provide the reader with an appreciation of cotton's rich history and understanding of current technology and a glimpse of its future. The book certainly makes a valiant effort to cover a wide range of subject concerning cotton.
E-Streams
This text is a remarkable, Scholarly work. In the preface it states that the author's aim is to provide the reader with an appreciation of cotton's rich history and understanding of current technology and a glimpse of its future. The book certainly makes a valiant effort to cover a wide range of subject concerning cotton.
Booknews
The amazingly diverse genus containing 49 species of cotton, is unique among plant fibers in that each is a single cell. The focus here is on the four domesticated New and Old World species. The weighty volume's four sections address: cotton's origins and history, the cotton plant, production and production hazards, and processing and products. Genetic engineering and advances in cotton pest management hold keys to future prospects. Replete with b&w and some color illustrations of cotton growing regions, cultivation, and equipment modern and historic. Contains a glossary covering terms from to The editors are at Texas A&M U. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471180456
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/28/1999
  • Series: Wiley Series in Crop Science Series , #4
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 872
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 10.16 (h) x 2.07 (d)

Table of Contents

ORIGIN AND HISTORY.

The Origin and Domestication of Cotton (C. Brubaker, et al.).

Taxonomy and Gemplasm Resources (A. Percival, et al.).

Develpoment of the World Cotton Industry (O. May & K. Lege).

History of Cultivar Development in the United States (C. Smith, et al.).

THE COTTON PLANT.

Morphology and Anatomy of the Cotton Plant (D. Oosterhuis & J. Jernstedt).

Physiology of the Cotton Plant (J. Cothren).

Cotton Fiber Quality (C. Benedict, et al.).

The Cotton Seed (N. Hopper & R. McDaniel).

Qualitative Genetics (R. Percy & R. Kohel).

Techniques for Development of New Cultivars (D. Calhoun & D. Bowman).

Future Horizons: Biotechnology for Cotton Improvement (A. Paterson & R. Smith).

PRODUCTION AND PRODUCTION HAZARDS.

Production Statistics (C. Smith).

Production Practices (J. Silvertooth, et al.).

Insect and Mite Pests of Cotton ( B. Leonard, et al.).

Diseases of Cotton (A. Bell).

Cotton Nematodes (A. Robinson).

Weeds and Their Control (C. Bryson, et al.).

Cotton Marketing (C. Anderson).

PROCESSING AND PRODUCTS.

Ginning (W. Mayfield, et al.).

Classing of Fiber (H. Ramey).

The Spinning Process (H. Smith & R. Zhu).

Yarn Preparation, Fabric Formation, and Finishing (J. Price, et al.).

Cottonseed Processing (S. Gregory, et al.).

Glossary.

Index.

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