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The Story of the Cotton Plant

By Frederick Wilkinson
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  • THE LIBRARY OF USEFUL STORIES
  • THE STORY OF THE
  • COTTON PLANT
    • BY
    • FREDERICK WILKINSON, F. G. S.
      • WITH THIRTY-EIGHT ILLUSTRATIONS
    • WITH THIRTY-EIGHT ILLUSTRATIONS
    • NEW YORK AND LONDON
    • D. APPLETON AND COMPANY
    • 1912
      • Copyright, 1898, 1902,
    • Copyright, 1898, 1902,
    • Printed in the United States of America
    • PREFACE.
  • CONTENTS.
  • LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.
  • THE STORY OF THE COTTON PLANT.
  • CHAPTER I.
    • ORIGIN, GROWTH, AND CHIEF CULTIVATED SPECIES OF COTTON PLANT.
  • CHAPTER II.
    • COTTON-PLANT DISEASES AND PESTS.
  • CHAPTER III.
    • CULTIVATION OF THE COTTON PLANT IN DIFFERENT COUNTRIES.
  • CHAPTER IV.
    • THE MICROSCOPE AND COTTON FIBRE.
  • CHAPTER V.
    • PLANTATION LIFE AND THE EARLY CLEANING PROCESSES.
  • CHAPTER VI.
    • MANIPULATION OF COTTON IN OPENING, SCUTCHING, CARDING, DRAWING, AND FLY-FRAME MACHINES.
  • CHAPTER VII.
    • EARLY ATTEMPTS AT SPINNING, AND EARLY INVENTORS.
  • CHAPTER VIII.
    • FURTHER DEVELOPMENTS—ARKWRIGHT AND CROMPTON.
  • CHAPTER IX.
    • THE MODERN SPINNING MULE.
  • CHAPTER X.
    • OTHER PROCESSES IN COTTON SPINNING.
  • CHAPTER XI.
    • DESTINATION OF THE SPUN YARN.
  • INDEX.
    • THE END.
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