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Corn: Its Origin, Evolution and Improvement

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Corn: Its Origin, Evolution and Improvement - Mangelsdorf, Paul C
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Corn is among the most familiar of grains; it is also one of the most mysterious. In this handsomely illustrated new book, Paul Mangelsdorf, perhaps the world's foremost expert on the corn plant, summarizes the work of a lifetime devoted to unraveling the enigma of corn. This unique grain--it has no close counterpart elsewhere in the plant kingdom--exists only in association with man, and it survives only as a result of his intervention. Thus, the story of corn is in many ways a story about people. Combining the skills of ...

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Corn: Its Origin, Evolution and Improvement 1974, Belknap Press, Cambridge, MA

ISBN-13: 9780674171756

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