Cotton: The Biography of a Revolutionary Fiber

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SKU: RMD-ENG-124
ISBN: 9780143037224
Stephen Yafa / Penguin

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What do lipstick, gunpowder, crackers, and paper money have in common? In a word?cotton. At any given time, practically everyone on earth is wearing or using or eating something made with this not-so-humble material. From its domestication 5500 years ago to its influence today over important government policies, this book tells the story of the crop that spawned the Industrial Revolution, underlaid the American Civil War, and made at least one bug world famous

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