The potato has a larger story to tell than its humble status suggests. In this fascinating account of the potato and its role in human history--and the human future--James Lang tells that story. Combining biology and social science, he describes the origins of cultivated potatoes and how they spread as a staple throughout the world; the many ways to propagate, store, and harvest potatoes; and the crop's potential for feeding a hungry planet. Along the way, Lang also muses on art and agriculture, the stars and ancient ...

Notes of a Potato Watcher 2001, Texas A&M University Press

ISBN-13: 9781585441549

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Notes of a Potato Watcher 2001, Texas A&M University Press

ISBN-13: 9781585441389

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