Cotton: The Biography of a Revolutionary Fiber Stephen Yafa

ISBN: 9780143037224

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432 pages


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Cotton: The Biography of a Revolutionary Fiber  by  Stephen Yafa

Cotton: The Biography of a Revolutionary Fiber by Stephen Yafa
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In the tradition of Mark Kurlanskys Cod and Salt, this endlessly revealing book reminds us that the fiber we think of as ordinary is the worlds most powerful cash crop, and that it has shaped the destiny of nations. Ranging from its domesticationMoreIn the tradition of Mark Kurlanskys Cod and Salt, this endlessly revealing book reminds us that the fiber we think of as ordinary is the worlds 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 Kleins empire and the Gap, Stephen Yafas Cotton gives us an intimate look at the plant that fooled Columbus into thinking hed 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).



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