Dig Through Our Books

Title
Author
Keyword
Advanced Search
 
 
Gift Cards
Checkout a Gift Card


 




Bookmark and Share




 
Browse By Category

View Other Categories
 
 
 
The Botanist and the Vintner: How Wine Was Saved for the World, Campbell, Christy
Stock Image -May Not Reflect Actual Item

Author Name    Campbell, Christy

Title   The Botanist and the Vintner: How Wine Was Saved for the World

Binding   PAPERBACK

Book Condition   Good

Publisher    Algonquin Books

ISBN Number    1565125282 / 9781565125285

Seller ID   SKU9141963

1565125282 Good. Light to moderate wear to covers/corners. Trade paperback binding. Support Last Word Books & Press and independent booksellers.

Stock Description, May Not Reflect Item

In the mid-1860s, grapevines in southeastern France inexplicably began to wither and die. Jules-emile Planchon, a botanist from Montpellier, was sent to investigate. He discovered that the vine roots were covered in microscopic yellow insects. What they were and where they had come from was a mystery. The infestation advanced with the relentlessness of an invading army and within a few years had spread across Europe, from Portugal to the Crimea. The wine industry was on the brink of disaster. The French government offered a prize of three hundred thousand gold francs for a remedy. Planchon believed he had the answer and set out to prove it.
Gripping and intoxicating, "The Botanist and the Vintner" brings to life one of the most significant, though little-known, events in the history of wine.

Price = 8.00 USD


Related items brought to you by the miracles of modern technology:
Contemporary Political Philosophy: An Introduction
Kymlicka, Will
10.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

How Much Is Enough?: Everything You Need to Know to Steer Clear of Overindulgence and Raise Likeable, Responsible and Respectful Ch, Clarke, Jean Illsley; Dawson, Connie; Bredehoft, David
How Much Is Enough?: Everything You Need to Know to Steer Clear of Overindulgence and Raise Likeable, Responsible and Respectful Ch
Clarke, Jean Illsley; Dawson, Connie; Bredehoft, David
9.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

The Glass Palace, Ghosh, Amitav
The Glass Palace
Ghosh, Amitav
7.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

Archie Comics Digest (1973 series) #50
Archie Comics
6.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

Freedom: A Novel (Oprah's Book Club), Franzen, Jonathan
Freedom: A Novel (Oprah's Book Club)
Franzen, Jonathan
10.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

The Sun and the Shadow: My Experiment With Lucid Dreaming
Kelzer, Kenneth
6.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

+Anima Scholastic Exclusive Volume 2
Natsumi Mukai
5.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

The Official Politically Correct Dictionary and Handbook: Updated! New Entries!
Henry Beard; Christopher Cerf
8.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

Night Fall
DeMille, Nelson
5.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

Captions Courageous: Or, comments from the gallery
Reisner, Robert George
8.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

Footsore, Number Four: Walks and Hikes Around Puget Sound (Footsore Series)
Manning, Harvey; Manning, Penny
8.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

Kropotkin's Revolutionary Pamphlets: A Collection of Writings (English and Russian Edition)
Kropotkin, Petr Alekseevich
15.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

 


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to lastwordbooks@gmail.com
Copyright©2018. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie