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Seeds of change : six plants that transformed mankind

Author: Henry Hobhouse
Publisher: London : Papermac, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : New edView all editions and formats
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"...Henry Hobhouse takes six commercials plants - sugar, tea, cotton, the potato, quinine and the coca plant - and shows how man's need, or greed, for these products has changed the face of history and shaped destinies.".
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Hobhouse
ISBN: 0333736281 9780333736289
OCLC Number: 40753070
Notes: Previous ed.: 1992.
Description: xvi, 381 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: 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  Read more...

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