Seeds of Change: Six Plants That Transformed Mankind

Seeds of Change: Six Plants That Transformed Mankind

by Henry Hobhouse
     
 

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Traces the history of five commercial plants - sugar, tea, cotton, potatoes and quinine - and seeks to illustrate how man's need, or greed, for these products has shaped human development. This edition includes a chapter on the coca plant, demonstrating its social, political and economic effect.

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Traces the history of five commercial plants - sugar, tea, cotton, potatoes and quinine - and seeks to illustrate how man's need, or greed, for these products has shaped human development. This edition includes a chapter on the coca plant, demonstrating its social, political and economic effect.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780330493161
Publisher:
Pan Macmillan
Publication date:
03/28/2004
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.20(d)

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