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Economic Botany: Principles and Practices

By: Gerald E Wickens

535 pages, Tabs

Kluwer Academic Publishers

Paperback | Dec 2004 | #148203 | ISBN: 140202228X
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Hardback | Dec 2001 | #119938 | ISBN: 0792367812
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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)


Acknowledgements. Preface. 1. Economic Botany. 2. Plant Collecting, Taxonomy and Nomenclature. 3. Environmental Considerations. 4. Plant Conservation. 5. Ecophysiology and Allied Disciplines. 6. Plant Breeding and Propagation. 7. Marketing of Crops and Crop Products. 8. Human and Animal Nutrition. 9. Human Food and Food Additives. 10. Feed for Livestock. 11. Food for Bees and other Desirable Invertebrates. 12. Timber and Wood Products. 13. Fuel. 14. Vegetable Fibres. 15. Phytochemicals. 16. Human and Veterinary Medicinal Plants. 17. Plant Toxins and their Applications. 18. Useful Ferns, Bryophytes, Fungi, Bacteria and Viruses. 19. Useful Algae. 20. Environmental Uses. 21. Social Uses. 22. At the Start of the 21st Century. Bibliography. Taxonomic Index. Chemical index. Subject Index. Figure. Tables.

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