Potato a history of the propitious esculent john reader on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers the long journey of the potato from incan gardens in the andes thousands of years ago to a nasa manned rocket destined for mars in the twenty first century the potato humble. Alternate title potato a history of the propitious esculent a little dry at times but nonetheless an interesting review of the development of the potato as a foodstuff starting of course in the andes then following the tuber to europe with a brief stop in north america spending the expected segment on ireland then wrapping up . Potato is more than a history of the spud this is a history of colonialization industrialization and globalization whose perspective is determined by the evolutions and adaptations of the propitious esculent highly recommended a b audant choice. The propitious esculent the potato in world history is a book by john reader outlining the role of the potato the esculent of the title in world history it was also published under the titles the untold history of the potato and potato a history of the propitious esculent the potato has been present and influential during the major events in the last 500 years these include the . Xvi 315 p 25 cm previously published as propitious esculent 2008 includes bibliographical references p 293 305 and index south america to mars from the andes what exactly is a potato
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