Cotton, 2nd edition is a long awaited, much needed comprehensive update on the science of cotton. This book epitomizes the thorough coverage of an Agronomy Monograph. Readers will find essential coverage of the many scientific advancements in the field, from fiber handling to the transgenic cotton revolution. This amazing and versatile crop, cultivated for more than 7000 years, is one of the most powerful stories in agricultural science. More than 50 experts who contributed to this volume represent the leading edge of research in this sector.