The Story of Corn

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North Point Press/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1992 - Technology & Engineering - 356 pages
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Now in paperback for the first time, The Story of Corn is Betty Fussell's mesmerizing account of the extraordinary grain that built the New World. In a form as uniquely hybrid as its subject, it blends history and myth, science and art, anecdote and image, personal narrative and epic to tell the story of this amazing crop and the people who for seven centuries have planted, eaten, worshipped, processed, and profited from it.

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Like a modern variety of Zea mays , this book is a sophisticated hybrid, a skillful blend of history, science, art, and anthropology. Written in a lively and nontechnical style, with 150 photographs ... Read full review

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I got this book while visiting Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado. For being such a mundane topic, corn still reigns supreme as one of the backbones of civilization alongside wheat and rice. Read full review

About the author (1992)

BETTY FUSSELL is the author of ten previous books, including The Story of Corn and My Kitchen Wars. A contributor to the New York Times, the New Yorker, Saveur, Food & Wine, Gastronomica, and other publications, she has also lectured widely on food history. Western born, she lives in New York City.

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