Midwest Maize

Midwest Maize

How Corn Shaped the U.S. Heartland

eBook - 2015
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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.
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2015.
ISBN: 9780252096877
0252096878
9780252038914
0252038916
9780252080579
0252080572
Characteristics: 1 online resource.

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