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The Resource Potato : a history of the propitious esculent, John Reader, (electronic resource)

Potato : a history of the propitious esculent, John Reader, (electronic resource)

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Potato : a history of the propitious esculent
Title
Potato
Title remainder
a history of the propitious esculent
Statement of responsibility
John Reader
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Photojournalist Reader (Africa: A Biography of the Continent) traces the humble potato from its roots in the Peruvian Andes to J.R. Simplot's multibillion-dollar-a-year French fry business. Despite its predilection to disease, the potato is a highly adaptable, high-yield, and nutrient-packed foodstuff. While this title focuses primarily on the potato's presence in South America and Europe, it also touches on Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, and China-currently the world's largest producer and consumer of potatoes. Verdict: Curiously little attention is paid to the tuber's contributions to the culinary and beverage landscape; the UK subtitle of this work, "The Potato in World History," provides a more accurate description of the focus of the text
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BTCTA
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Reader, John
LC call number
SB211.P8
LC item number
R43 2009
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Reader, John
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  • Potatoes
  • Potatoes
  • Potatoes
  • Potato industry
  • Food crops
  • Aardappel
  • Cultuurgeschiedenis
  • Voedselgewassen
  • Aardappel
  • Cultuurgeschiedenis
  • Voedselgewassen
Label
Potato : a history of the propitious esculent, John Reader, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published as: Propitious esculent. London : William Heinemann, 2008
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 293-305) and index
Contents
  • The way it was
  • The demoralising esculent
  • Where the praties grow
  • Seeds of famine
  • Woe the sons of Adam!
  • The world
  • The fatal malady
  • Co-opting science
  • Men on a mission
  • Global voyage
  • South America
  • Developing worlds
  • For the price of apples
  • To Mars from the Andes
  • What exactly is a potato?
  • Domestication
  • Whence have they come?
  • A dainty dish
  • Europe
  • The lonely impulse of delight
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000225070
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780300141092
Lccn
2008937284
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000225070
Label
Potato : a history of the propitious esculent, John Reader, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Originally published as: Propitious esculent. London : William Heinemann, 2008
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 293-305) and index
Contents
  • The way it was
  • The demoralising esculent
  • Where the praties grow
  • Seeds of famine
  • Woe the sons of Adam!
  • The world
  • The fatal malady
  • Co-opting science
  • Men on a mission
  • Global voyage
  • South America
  • Developing worlds
  • For the price of apples
  • To Mars from the Andes
  • What exactly is a potato?
  • Domestication
  • Whence have they come?
  • A dainty dish
  • Europe
  • The lonely impulse of delight
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000225070
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780300141092
Lccn
2008937284
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000225070

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