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Potato : a history of the propitious esculent
John Reader
Adult Nonfiction SB211.P8 R43 2009

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ContentsPage
Introductionp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
List of Platesp. xv
Part 1 - South Americap. 1
1 - To Mars from the Andesp. 3
2 - What exactly is a potato?p. 21
3 - Domesticationp. 29
4 - Whence have they come?p. 39
5 - A dainty dishp. 61
Part 2 - Europep. 75
6 - The lonely impulse of delightp. 77
7 - The way it wasp. 93
8 - The demoralising esculentp. 111
9 - Where the praties growp. 131
10 - Seeds of faminep. 153
11 - Woe the sons of Adam!p. 169
Part 3 - The Worldp. 189
12 - The fatal maladyp. 191
13 - Co-opting sciencep. 213
14 - Men on a missionp. 231
15 - Global voyagep. 241
16 - Developing worldsp. 253
17 - For the price of applesp. 265
Notesp. 279
Bibliographyp. 293
Indexp. 307


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