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Midwest Maize How Corn Shaped the U. S. Heartland

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ISBN-10: 0252080572

ISBN-13: 9780252080579

Edition: 2015

Authors: Cynthia Clampitt

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Food historian Cynthia Clampitt pens the epic story of what happened when Mesoamerican farmers bred a nondescript grass into a staff of life so prolific, so protean, that it represents nothing less than one of humankind's greatest achievements. Blending history with expert reportage, she traces the disparate threads that have woven corn into the fabric of our diet, politics, economy, science, and cuisine. At the same time she explores its future as a source of energy and the foundation of seemingly limitless green technologies. The result is a bourbon-to-biofuels portrait of the astonishing plant that sustains the world.
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 2/11/2015
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.15" wide x 9.25" long x 0.80" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English