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The Pecan - a book by McWilliams, James

The Pecan

A History of America's Native Nut

The Pecan( )
Author: McWilliams, James
ISBN:978-0-292-74916-0
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:University of Texas Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $20.00
Book Description:

What would Thanksgiving be without pecan pie? New Orleans without pecan pralines? Southern cooks would have to hang up their aprons without America's native nut, whose popularity has spread far beyond the tree's natural home. But as familiar as the pecan is, most people don't know the fascinating story of how native pecan trees fed Americans for thousands of years until the nut was "improved" a little more than a century ago--and why that rapid domestication actually threatens the...
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Pages:192
Detailed Subjects: Nature / Plants / Trees
Business & Economics / Industries / Agribusiness
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.85 x 8.8 x 20 Inches
Book Weight:0.937 Pounds

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