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Maize: Roots, Shoots, and Moccasin Boots reveals the long, complex history of the plant we know as corn, Zea mays. From its humble beginnings as the native teosinte plant, domesticated in the Mexican lowlands over 7000 years ago, this amazing plant has deep cultural roots that have been inextricably intertwined with the history of civilization throughout the world. Its spiritual, sacred, and religious significance mirror its importance as the role it played in the sustenance of humankind for millennia. …