Cotton: Origin, History, Technology, and Production
C. Wayne Smith, J. Tom Cothren
John Wiley & Sons, Aug 30, 1999 - Science - 850 pages
Here is a vital new source of "need-to-know" information for cotton industry professionals. Unlike other references that focus solely on growing the crop, this book also emphasizes the cotton industry as a whole, and includes material on the nature of cotton fibers and their processing; cotton standards and classification; and marketing strategies.
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The Cotton research was comparatively an entirely a new study, in the beginning of the century, which was very slow and tiresome study. Cotton was not native to Britain. Dr. Balls stayed at Alexandria, Egypt, stayed very late hours in the cotton farms, and hostile weather conditions. This research is considered to be one of the pioneering works, which was appreciated by the world Cotton researchers of USA, Russia and elsewhere in the world. A monumental work indeed. Dr. Balls' 'Cotton is grown to be spun' had great hidden meaning in 20s-beginning of the century. Truly he deserves the title, "The father of Cotton technology'
-Laxmivenkatesh, Textile student. later worked as Technical officer, at CIRCOT, Matunga, Mumbai-400019