The Story of Corn
The Story of Corn draws upon history and mythology, science and art, anecdote and image, personal narrative and epic to tell the extraordinary story of the grain that built the New World. Corn transformed the way the entire world eats, providing a hardy, inexpensive alternative to rice or wheat. Betty Fussell interweaves the histories of the indigenous peoples who first cultivated the grain and the European conquerors who appropriated and propagated it around the globe. 367 pages.