- Paperback: 367 pages
- Publisher: University of New Mexico Press; Reprint edition (December 15, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0826335926
- ISBN-13: 978-0826335920
- Product Dimensions: 8 x 1.1 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 13 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,195,017 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Story of Corn Paperback – December 15, 2004
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"Fussell has clearly done a good deal of research and a lot of traveling--peering over a precipice at Machu Picchu, descending into a restored ceremonial kiva of the Anasazi people in New Mexico, visiting the sole surviving corn palace from the Midwest boosters' glory days of a century ago."
""The Story of Corn" is a fascinating read."
." . . a fascinating read. Look for the book and dive in."
"The fascinating story of corn is told in a wonderfully engaging book by Betty Fussell, a food historian."
"Fussell tells a fascinating, thoroughly researched and comprehensive story of the centrality of corn to American culture."
." . . a lively blend of anecdotes and facts about world corn. . .a specialized food history that will appeal across many different lines, from students of anthropology and sociology to culiary enhusiasts and history buffs."
"Fussell has the admirable virtue of integrating her copious research gracefully into the vast narrative that tracks corn through the empire of the Incas to the moderm saga of ethanol fuels, deftly blending anthropology, science and history. . . The carefully selected bibliography is a fine finishing touch to this sophisticated and satisfying "tour de force.""
." . .a most wide-ranging, complex account. . The author delves into corn's long history, from it's origins as a grass to its place in the mythology and economy of aboriginal peoples, and its modern usefulness as scientists probe the limits of its molecules. . . This is a book that needed writing and one that imaginative teachers can fit into a whole range of school subjects."
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This interweaving of folklore, history, and science tells the seven-century story of the importance of corn in the Americas.