By: JB Harborne and H Baxter
217 pages, no illustrations
Compilation of over 1500 entries listing the many plant substances that man has found essential and invaluable in his life and for his well-being. Each entry consists of: Name of Plant Product; Synonyms; Chemical Classification; Occurrence; Description and Composition; and Comments, where applicable.
It is full of interesting information. (Natural Products Report, Vol.18, 2001) "...useful for everybody who is interested to know particular use, distribution and scientific names of the plants..." (Plant Science, Vol. 162, No. 3, 2002) "For each plant, the entry provides common names, scientific names, chemical breakdown and uses." (SciTech Book News, Vol. 26, No. 2, June 2002)
Contributors. Preface. Medicinal Plants. Food Plants. Essential Oils. Oils and Fats. Dyestuffs. Tannins. Plant Biocides. Hallucinogenics. Gums and Rubbers. Waxes and Resins. Plant Fibres. Books Consulted. Species Index. Name Index.
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