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Richard Dwight Porcher, Jr. and William Robert Judd
Published: Jun 5 2014
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Richard Dwight Porcher, Jr., is professor emeritus at the Citadel and adjunct professor of biological sciences at Clemson University, where he established the Wade T. Batson Endowment in field botany. Porcher is the author of Wildflowers of the Carolina Lowcountry and Lower Pee Dee and the coauthor of A Guide to the Wildflowers of South Carolina (both published by the University of South Carolina Press) and The Story of Sea Island Cotton. Porcher serves as a trustee of the South Carolina Nature Conservancy and on the board of directors of the Charleston Library Society, the Waring Library, and the Carolina Gold Rice Foundation. He is the 2008 recipient of the South Carolina Environmental Awareness Award.
William Robert Judd, a self-taught draftsman/artist, archaeologist, and historian, is retired from the U.S. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPARWAR) and lives with his family on James Island, South Carolina.
"The discussion of technology, in terms of equipment and water flow technology is excellent."—L.S. Cline. Choice Connect
"Porcher and Judd have provided an excellent reference book . . . . All historians of the South, agriculture, and technology should have it on their shelves."—The Journal of Southern History
"This book goes far beyond market preparation of rice. Delving into the very beginnings of rice culture and assembling the latest knowledge on the origins of Carolina Gold rice, Porcher and Judd describe and illustrate the significance of rice and rice culture for one of the richest and most important periods of South Carolina history. Porcher and Judd spent countless hours examining ruins of rice mills on abandoned rice plantations. Their patience, perseverance and skills have paid off handsomely."—B. Merle Shepard, professor emeritus, Clemson University, and vice president, Carolina Gold Rice Foundation
"A masterpiece! This book will remain a classic and standard reference to the processing and culture that developed Carolina Gold Rice. Porcher's skilled writing, exhaustive research, passion for the subject and Judd's incredible renderings make this a book that deserves to be on the shelves of anyone interested in South Carolina History or Natural History. We cannot possibly understand the workings of the present day landscape without an intricate knowledge of the past and this book provides the solid standard on which to base our future studies."—Patrick D. McMillan, director, South Carolina Botanical Garden, and host of the Emmy-award winning nature program Expeditions with Patrick McMillan
". . . a well-executed study of the evolution of technology and the growth of one of America's staple industries."—The North Carolina Historical Review
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