MAN AND THE GRASSES by Robert Froman

MAN AND THE GRASSES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The subject has been covered many times at all the age levels but never so completely, so clearly or (wonder of wonders) so amusingly. ""The story of the domestic action of cereal grains by man and vice versa"" is as entertaining as it is informative. It goes from pre-history to the present; it covers the uses of grains around the world; it describes the methods of refinement from the days of chomping it to the completely automated mills of the mid-West; it even goes into the packing and marketing of the products. This is made into a lively story through the use of anecdote and the author's talent for describing complicated machinery in understandable, image-clear terms.

Pub Date: Oct. 9th, 1963
Publisher: Lippincott