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Tropical Forests and Their Crops

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By: NJH Smith, JT Williams, DL Plucknett and JP Talbot

568 pages, 80 b/w photos, 8 illus, 2 figs, 24 maps

Cornell University Press

Paperback | Dec 1992 | #25338 | ISBN: 0801480582
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Hardback | Dec 1992 | #25339 | ISBN: 0801427711
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&i;` This is a well-researched volume with considerable details about each crop. The authors' first-hand experience is obvious from some of the ethnobotanical and local details about plants from many different parts of the world. A feature that will be welcome to teachers of economic botany is a series of maps charting the spread of crops around the world. It is interesting to note the important role played by botanic gardens in the distribution of these crops.... I hope that the appeal by the authors for much more concerted action to preserve the plant genetic resources of tropical forests is heeded. '&o; Ghillean Prance, New Scientist

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