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Old December 1st, 2010, 06:32 PM   #2
Pierre Galafassi
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Hi Yaser,

I haven't yet read "The root of wild madder", but indeed "A perfect red" is an outstanding and fascinating book. A travel in time! As not everybody realizes, Central American cochineal, once was about as important for spanish economy as all the silver and gold mines of Mexico and Peru.
Thanks for the lead.

Although a minor member of the odd little sect of scientists myself, I can easily understand that Chemistry, Botanic and even History are perfectly boring for many Turkotekers and that therefore you are surely right: Prof. Cardon's and dr. Böhmer's books will not appeal to all.

Best regards
Pierre
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