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The Wheat Problem

Naturevolume 100pages422423 (1918) | Download Citation



IT is now nearly twenty years since Sir William Crookes discussed the world's wheat supply in his presidential address to the Bristol meeting of the British Association in 1898. His address, issued afterwards in book form, has already passed through two editions. This third and revised edition, for the publication of which Lord Rhondda appears to be responsible, could not have appeared at a more opportune moment. No one at the present time can fail to appreciate the gravity of the problem which the author presents. The recent enactment of the Corn Production Bill shows that even politicians recognise its urgency and have taken steps to secure the production of a greater area of wheat.

The Wheat Problem.

By Sir William Crookes. Third edition. With Preface and additional chapter bringing the Statistical Information up to date, and a chapter on Future Wheat Supplies, by Sir R. H. Rew. With an Introduction by Lord Rhondda. Pp. xvi + 100. (London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1917.) Price 3s. 6d. net.

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