Cotton: The Biography of a Revolutionaryfiber

3.59 avg rating
( 217 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781613838600: Cotton: The Biography of a Revolutionaryfiber
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

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)."

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Stephen Yafa, a novelist, playwright, and award-winning screenwriter, has written for Playboy, Details, Rolling Stone, and the San Francisco Chronicle.

Review:

I have to hand it to Mr. Yafa. "Cotton" rules. ("The Wall Street Journal") With wit and intelligence, Yafa demonstrates how a good deal of history can be learned by following a single thread. ("The Washington Post") A comprehensive and often surprising history [of a crop that changed the world]. ("USA Today")

I have to hand it to Mr. Yafa.

"I have to hand it to Mr. Yafa. Cotton rules." --The Wall Street Journal

"With wit and intelligence, Yafa demonstrates how a good deal of history can be learned by following a single thread." --The Washington Post

"A comprehensive and often surprising history [of a crop that changed the world]." --USA Today

"I have to hand it to Mr. Yafa. Cotton rules." The Wall Street Journal

"With wit and intelligence, Yafa demonstrates how a good deal of history can be learned by following a single thread." The Washington Post

"A comprehensive and often surprising history [of a crop that changed the world]." USA Today"

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780143037224: Cotton: The Biography of a Revolutionary Fiber

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0143037226 ISBN 13:  9780143037224
Publisher: Penguin Books, 2006
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Yafa, Stephen
ISBN 10: 1613838603 ISBN 13: 9781613838600
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 25746727-n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 17.74
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.64
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Stephen Yafa
Published by Perfection Learning (2006)
ISBN 10: 1613838603 ISBN 13: 9781613838600
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Perfection Learning, 2006. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. 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). Seller Inventory # AAC9781613838600

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.39
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Yafa, Stephen
ISBN 10: 1613838603 ISBN 13: 9781613838600
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2006. HRD. Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IB-9781613838600

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 17.47
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Stephen Yafa
Published by Perfection Learning (2006)
ISBN 10: 1613838603 ISBN 13: 9781613838600
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Perfection Learning, 2006. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. 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). Seller Inventory # AAC9781613838600

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 21.96
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Yafa, Stephen
Published by Perfection Learning
ISBN 10: 1613838603 ISBN 13: 9781613838600
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Mega Buzz
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Perfection Learning. LIBRARY BINDING. Condition: New. 1613838603. Seller Inventory # Z1613838603ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 22.55
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Yafa, Stephen
Published by Perfection Learning
ISBN 10: 1613838603 ISBN 13: 9781613838600
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Best Bates
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Perfection Learning. LIBRARY BINDING. Condition: New. 1613838603. Seller Inventory # Z1613838603ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 22.55
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Yafa, Stephen
Published by Perfection Learning
ISBN 10: 1613838603 ISBN 13: 9781613838600
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BookShop4U
(PHILADELPHIA, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Perfection Learning. LIBRARY BINDING. Condition: New. 1613838603. Seller Inventory # Z1613838603ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 22.55
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Yafa, Stephen
Published by Perfection Learning
ISBN 10: 1613838603 ISBN 13: 9781613838600
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Bookhouse COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Perfection Learning. LIBRARY BINDING. Condition: New. 1613838603. Seller Inventory # Z1613838603ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 22.55
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Yafa, Stephen
Published by Perfection Learning
ISBN 10: 1613838603 ISBN 13: 9781613838600
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Qwestbooks COM LLC
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Perfection Learning. LIBRARY BINDING. Condition: New. 1613838603. Seller Inventory # Z1613838603ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 22.55
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Yafa, Stephen
Published by Perfection Learning
ISBN 10: 1613838603 ISBN 13: 9781613838600
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Vital Products COM LLC
(Southampton, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Perfection Learning. LIBRARY BINDING. Condition: New. 1613838603. Seller Inventory # Z1613838603ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 22.55
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book