Seeds of Wealth: Five Plants That Made Men Rich

Henry Hobhouse (Author)
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Description

Seeds of Wealth is a collection of elegant essays focusing on the economic and cultural consequences of the exploitation of timber, tobacco, rubber, and the wine grape. These cash crops have had, for the past three centuries, a profound effect on our world. In this intriguing account, Hobhouse illustrates how timber deficiency sparked an industrial revolution, tobacco lead to a wealthy and young nation, the rubber tree created nations, and wine provided the head, heart, and pocketbook with wealth.

This book offers proof of how the seemingly irrelevant can have widespread unintended consequences. In presenting global history from his own perspective, Henry Hobhouse offers an overview of how nature has unwittingly contributed to the creation of human wealth and economic growth.

Product Details

Price
$16.95  $15.59
Publisher
Counterpoint LLC
Publish Date
December 13, 2005
Pages
313
Dimensions
5.4 X 0.6 X 8.2 inches | 0.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781593760892
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