[Book Reviews]


    POTATOES constitute one of the few foodstuffs in which Great Britain is still self-supporting, and great advances have been made in recent years on various problems relating to their culture. The growing menace of disease has directed attention to the classification and identification of the many varieties used in commerce, and, more recently, work in virus disease indicates a reason for the well-known degeneration of stocks. Questions of marketing and synonymous nomenclature are purposely omitted from this volume, but historical notes on the chief breeders and the varieties introduced by them are included.

    The Potato: its History, Varieties, Culture and Diseases.

    By Thomas P. MacIntosh. Pp. xvi + 264 + 11 plates. (London and Edinburgh: Gurney and Jackson, 1927.) 12s. 6d. net.

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    [Book Reviews]. Nature 123, 45 (1929). https://doi.org/10.1038/123045b0

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