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The untold history of the potato

Author: John Reader
Publisher: London : Vintage, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The story of one of the world's most important crops From the gold potatoes at the Sun Temple in Cuzco, Peru, the muddy ones in Ireland and those grown in China for McDonald's chips, the story of the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Reader
ISBN: 9780099474791 0099474794
OCLC Number: 267165387
Notes: Originally published: as Propitious esculent. London: William Heinemann, 2008.
Description: xvi, 315 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Responsibility: John Reader.

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"As a staple of the global diet the potato is worth this digestible book devoted to its biology, history and social influence" * The Times * "The most nourishing book of the month" * Guardian * Read more...

 
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