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By: Gerald E Wickens
535 pages, Tabs
Provides an introduction to some of the scientific principles, processes, and practices involved. The subjects discussed include the role of economic and ethnobotany, plant collecting, taxonomy and nomenclature, the environment and the physiological, morphological and anatomical adaptations of the plant thereto, plant conversation, plant breeding and propagation, the marketing of crops and crop products, biochemicals, human and veterinary medicine and the social uses of plants.
A wealth of current information is presented in this scholarly work, and there are 28 appropriate data tables. Very extensive bibliography; taxonomic, chemical and subject indexes. Highly recommended for libraries with readers interested in plants and their impact on civilization. (Choice, 39:07)
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