Cotton: The Biography of a Revolutionary Fiber [Audiobook] download free by Stephen Yafa

Cotton: The Biography of a Revolutionary Fiber Audiobook download free by Stephen Yafa
  • Listen audiobook: Cotton: The Biography of a Revolutionary Fiber
  • Author: Stephen Yafa
  • Release date: 2009/8/26
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Technology and Engineering
  • ISBN: 9780143037224
  • Rating: 7.62 of 10
  • Votes: 453
  • Review by: Erica Sommer
  • Review rating: 9.01 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/12
  • Duration: 5H1M22S in 256 kbps (79.6 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-07-13
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: MPEG-4 DST, WMA, MP3, MPEG4, WAV, FLAC, MPEG-4 ALS, AIFF (compression 7Z, TGZ, JAR, IMG, ZIP, RAR, LZ)
  • Total pages original book: 398
  • Includes a PDF summary of 34 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 25M51S (6.8 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: In the tradition of Mark Kurlansky's Cod and Salt, this endlessly revealing book reminds us that the fiber we think of as ordinary is the world's most powerful cash crop, and that it has shaped the destiny of nations. Ranging from its domestication 5,500 years ago to its influence in creating Calvin Klein's empire and the Gap, Stephen Yafa's Cotton gives us an intimate look at the plant that fooled Columbus into thinking he'd reached India, that helped start the Industrial Revolution as well as the American Civil War, and that made at least one bug-the boll weevil-world famous. A sweeping chronicle of ingenuity, greed, conflict, and opportunism, Cotton offers 'a barrage of fascinating information' (Los Angeles Times).
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Industrial Chemistry, Agriculture & Farming, Economic History, Manufacturing Industries, History Of The Americas
  • Download servers: BitShare, Toorgle, Casebox, MEGA,, Mediafire, Google Drive, Dropbox, Hotfile. Compressed in 7Z, TGZ, JAR, IMG, ZIP, RAR, LZ
  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 16.24 USD
  • Dimensions: 135x196x20mm
  • Weight: 304g
  • Printed by: The Penguin Press
  • Published in: New York, NY, United States

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