Seeds of change: five plants that transformed mankind

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Perennial Library, Oct 1, 1987 - History - 252 pages
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A new interpretation of the past five hundred years of human history examines how the transfer of quinine, sugar, tea, cotton, and the potato from their native habitats to new settings have changed the world

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User Review  - smith54a - LibraryThing

Like many books, this one must be read on more than one level. The technical information is good, the economic information is clear and forthright, but what makes this so interesting is the way he ... Read full review

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User Review  - wendyrey - LibraryThing

A short social history of six plants important in human development - quinine, cotton ,sugar(cane), tea, cotton and coca. Very readable and interesting although I have a few reservations in my areas ... Read full review


Quinine and the White Mans Burden
Cotton and the American South

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Hobhouse was educated at Eton. He worked as a journalist for The Economist, Daily Express, and the Wall Street Journal. He was one of the first directors of CBS-TV News.

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