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The history and social influence of the potato

Author: Redcliffe N Salaman
Publisher: Cambridge, England : University Press, 1949.
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This revised impression enables another generation of readers to sample what Eric Hobsbawm has referred to as 'that magnificent monument of scholarship and humanity'.

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Salaman, Redcliffe N. (Redcliffe Nathan), 1874-1955.
History and social influence of the potato.
Cambridge [Eng.] University Press, 1949
(OCoLC)596015989
Online version:
Salaman, Redcliffe N. (Redcliffe Nathan), 1874-1955.
History and social influence of the potato.
Cambridge [Eng.] University Press, 1949
(OCoLC)613268664
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Redcliffe N Salaman
ISBN: 0521077834 9780521077835
OCLC Number: 14144649
Description: xxiv, 685 pages : illustrations, folded map, genealogical table ; 24 cm
Contents: Immigrant man and the Andean potato --
The archaeological record --
The potato in pre-Spanish Peru --
The Inca period --
The potatoes of America and their relation to the early European varieties --
Early descriptions of the potato in Europe --
'Vertues', vices and values --
Names and aliases --
The introduction to Europe : the Raleigh and other legends --
Potato varieties : past, present and future --
The potato in Ireland in the sixteenth century --
The potato in Ireland in the seventeenth century --
The potato in Ireland in the eighteenth century --
The period of Irish self-government --
Ireland in the nineteenth-century --
The potato famine : its causes and consequences --
The potato in post-famine Ireland --
The potato's part in the tragedy of Ireland --
The potato in Scotland --
The potato in the Highlands of Scotland --
The potato in the Lowlands of Scotland --
The potato in Wales --
The potato of Shakespeare and the Jacobeans --
The seventeenth century : the first hundred years of the potato's progress in Great Britain --
The eighteenth century --
The nineteenth century and after --
The relation between the potato and bread consumption --
The potato in Tristan da Cunha --
The potato in St Helena --
The potato in Jersey --
The industrial uses of the potato --
The potato in war-time --
The implements of production --
the potato in the realm of art Appendixes. Failure of the potato crop in Ireland --
Number of persons in England and Wales in 1851 --
Considerations in respect to total potato acreage --
What availability --
The potato in the early herbaria.
Responsibility: by Redcliffe N. Salaman ; with a chapter on industrial uses by W.G. Burton.

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