The Potato Crop Book

The Potato Crop

  • Author : Hugo Campos
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2019-12-03
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 518
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030286835

The Potato Crop Excerpt :

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This book provides a fresh, updated and science-based perspective on the current status and prospects of the diverse array of topics related to the potato, and was written by distinguished scientists with hands-on global experience in research aspects related to potato. The potato is the third most important global food crop in terms of consumption. Being the only vegetatively propagated species among the world’s main five staple crops creates both issues and opportunities for the potato: on the one hand, this constrains the speed of its geographic expansion and its options for international commercialization and distribution when compared with commodity crops such as maize, wheat or rice. On the other, it provides an effective insulation against speculation and unforeseen spikes in commodity prices, since the potato does not represent a good traded on global markets. These two factors highlight the underappreciated and underrated role of the potato as a dependable nutrition security crop, one that can mitigate turmoil in world food supply and demand and political instability in some developing countries. Increasingly, the global role of the potato has expanded from a profitable crop in developing countries to a crop providing income and nutrition security in developing ones. This book will appeal to academics and students of crop sciences, but also policy makers and other stakeholders involved in the potato and its contribution to humankind’s food security.

The Potato Book Book

The Potato Book

  • Author : Myrna Davis
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1973
  • Genre: Cookbooks
  • Pages : 95
  • ISBN 10 : 0688051863

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The Enormous Potato Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

The Enormous Potato

  • Author : Aubrey Davis
  • Publisher : Kids Can Press Ltd
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9781525308475

The Enormous Potato Excerpt :

Energetic illustrations and a new voice put a fresh spin on a classic folk tale.

The Potato Book
Score: 4
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The Potato

  • Author : Larry Zuckerman
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 1999-10-25
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466812437

The Potato Excerpt :

The Potato tells the story of how a humble vegetable, once regarded as trash food, had as revolutionary an impact on Western history as the railroad or the automobile. Using Ireland, England, France, and the United States as examples, Larry Zuckerman shows how daily life from the 1770s until World War I would have been unrecognizable-perhaps impossible-without the potato, which functioned as fast food, famine insurance, fuel and labor saver, budget stretcher, and bank loan, as well as delicacy. Drawing on personal diaries, contemporaneous newspaper accounts, and other primary sources, this is popular social history at its liveliest and most illuminating.

The Couch Potato Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

The Couch Potato

  • Author : Jory John
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2020-11-03
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN 10 : 9780063026049

The Couch Potato Excerpt :

An Instant New York Times Bestseller * An Instant Indie Bestseller * An Indie Next List Selection Feeling fried? Peel yourself on the couch and meet your new pal-tato! The winning fourth picture book from the #1 New York Times bestselling creators of The Bad Seed, The Good Egg, and The Cool Bean, Jory John and Pete Oswald, will get you and your kids moving! The Couch Potato has everything within reach and doesn't have to move from the sunken couch cushion. But when the electricity goes out, Couch Potato is forced to peel away from the comforts of the living room and venture outside. Could fresh air and sunshine possibly be better than the views on screen? Readers of all ages will laugh along as their new best spuddy learns that balancing screen time and playtime is the root to true happiness. Check out Jory John and Pete Oswald’s other funny, bestselling books for kids 4-8 and anyone who wants a laugh: The Bad Seed The Good Egg The Good Egg Presents: The Great Eggscape! That’s What Dinosaurs Do

The Potato Factory Book
Score: 3
From 5 Ratings

The Potato Factory

  • Author : Bryce Courtenay
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Australia
  • Pages : 469
  • ISBN 10 : 9781459621121

The Potato Factory Excerpt :

Ikey Solomon is in the business of thieving and he's very good at it. Ikey's partner in crime is his mistress, the forthright Mary Abacus, until misfortune befalls them. They are parted and each must make the harsh journey from thriving nineteenth century London to the convict settlement of Van Diemen's Land. In the backstreets and dives of Hobart Town, Mary learns the art of brewing and builds The Potato Factory, where she plans a new future. But her ambitions are threatened by Ikey's wife, Hannah, her old enemy. The two women raise their separate families, one legitimate and the other bastard. As each woman sets out to destroy the other, the families are brought to the edge of disaster.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Book
Score: 4
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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

  • Author : Mary Ann Shaffer
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2009-05-10
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781408803318

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Excerpt :

The beloved, life-affirming international bestseller which has sold over 5 million copies worldwide - now a major film starring Lily James, Matthew Goode, Jessica Brown Findlay, Tom Courtenay and Penelope Wilton To give them hope she must tell their story It's 1946. The war is over, and Juliet Ashton has writer's block. But when she receives a letter from Dawsey Adams of Guernsey – a total stranger living halfway across the Channel, who has come across her name written in a second hand book – she enters into a correspondence with him, and in time with all the members of the extraordinary Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. Through their letters, the society tell Juliet about life on the island, their love of books – and the long shadow cast by their time living under German occupation. Drawn into their irresistible world, Juliet sets sail for the island, changing her life forever.



  • Author : John Gregory Hawkes
  • Publisher : Smithsonian Inst Press
  • Release Date : 1990-04-17
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 259
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:49015001178947

POTATO Excerpt :

Completely rewritten, updated, and expanded edition of the standard botany of the tuber-bearing solanums (potatoes), last revised in 1963. Describes more than 220 species of wild and cultivated potato, giving full details of taxonomy, characteristics and range. Introductory chapters cover history, breeding and genetics, cytology and evolution, ecology and distribution, and detailed taxonomic descriptions. Lacks coverage only of the couch variety. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Managing the Potato Production System Book

Managing the Potato Production System

  • Author : Bill Bryan Dean
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2018-05-02
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 202
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351434034

Managing the Potato Production System Excerpt :

This important book on the culture of the potato presents scientific information for potato growers in an easily accessible format and clear language. Managing the Potato Production System contains all the information needed to harvest a bountiful crop. The book is written specifically for field production-oriented technicians and growers and makes the knowledge of production systems easy for readers to apply by providing essential background information, suggestions for incorporating the information into a total production system, and sample forms for collecting data to assist proper and timely decision making. Special sections on harvesting and storage emphasize techniques for protecting the quality of the crop while other chapters provide helpful information on reporting trends in marketing to aid future planning efforts. This easy-to-use guide directs producers to the most critical areas of production, storage, and marketing, helping them to control or influence factors that will result in a healthy, plentiful crop. This is a valuable reference to be consulted for solutions to specific problems or ways to take advantage of opportunities as they occur. Managing the Potato Production System is more than abstract theory; the systems described here have been proven in one or more actual cases of potato production. The strategies devised in this volume help potato producers grow an economically viable crop in a manner that can be sustained over generations with positive impact on the environment. The book concentrates on the interpretation of scientific findings about potatoes and production beginning with a discussion of the origin of the crop, its distribution, and history of its production in the United States. Other chapters feature explanations of the factors which affect potato production including the genetics of Solanum tuberosum in regard to variety (cultivar) improvement and the effect of potato breeding on production. Specific t

The Potato Beetles Book

The Potato Beetles

  • Author : Jacques
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 1988-01-01
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 0916846407

The Potato Beetles Excerpt :

Based on over 2,500 specimens representing all the species of Leptinotarsa in Canada, the United States, and Mexico, this book includes studies on 31 of the 41 known species of the world. Included are host records, when available, and distribution data. The most complete information is available for nine species found in the United States.

A Treatise on the Potato Book

A Treatise on the Potato

  • Author : William John Alden Bradford
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1852
  • Genre: Potatoes
  • Pages : 46

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The Book of the Potato Book

The Book of the Potato

  • Author : T. W. Sanders
  • Publisher : Applewood Books
  • Release Date : 2007-12-10
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429010306

The Book of the Potato Excerpt :

This 1910 work is comprehensive resource for the growing and cooking of potatoes.

The Potato in the Human Diet Book

The Potato in the Human Diet

  • Author : Jennifer A. Woolfe
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1987-03-19
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN 10 : 0521326699

The Potato in the Human Diet Excerpt :

The book reviews the knowledge about the nutritional value of the potato and its role in the nutrition of both children and adults.