Useful Plants Of Neotropical Origin

Author: Heinz Brücher
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642733131
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This book deals with useful plants of neotropical origin, i.e., plants which have been cultivated in Southern and Central America as well as their wild relatives. Quite a number of these trees and bushes have "conquerred" the world as early as 400 years ago and are nowadays of utmost importance for feeding the increasing world population (e.g., potatoes). It has been estimated that about 150 such useful plants stem from the "New World." This book does not only describe the current theories about their domestication, cultivation, and evolution; it also discusses biotechnological methods for improving their productivity. About the German edition: ..". One of the most interesting and recurring themes of this book concerns some little-known species of potential value which may well become important to a future which is certain to present us with serious problems, at least as far as alimentation is considered. BrA1/4cher's book is absolutely up to date in the taxonomic and nomenclatural sense..." "Excerpta Botanica"#1
Useful Plants of Neotropical Origin
Language: en
Pages: 296
Authors: Heinz Brücher
Categories: Technology & Engineering
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-12-06 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

This book deals with useful plants of neotropical origin, i.e., plants which have been cultivated in Southern and Central America as well as their wild relatives. Quite a number of these trees and bushes have "conquerred" the world as early as 400 years ago and are nowadays of utmost importance
South American Medicinal Plants
Language: en
Pages: 492
Authors: I. Roth, H. Lindorf
Categories: Medical
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-04-17 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

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The Cultural History of Plants
Language: en
Pages: 460
Authors: Sir Ghillean Prance, Mark Nesbitt
Categories: Gardening
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-10-12 - Publisher: Routledge

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Encyclopaedia of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine in Non-Western Cultures
Language: en
Pages: 2415
Authors: Helaine Selin
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-03-12 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Here, at last, is the massively updated and augmented second edition of this landmark encyclopedia. It contains approximately 1000 entries dealing in depth with the history of the scientific, technological and medical accomplishments of cultures outside of the United States and Europe. The entries consist of fully updated articles together
The Hidden Harvest
Language: en
Pages: 260
Authors: Ian Scoones, Mary Melnyk, Jules N. Pretty
Categories: Agricultural industries
Type: BOOK - Published: 1992 - Publisher:

971 references on wild foods in agricultural systems are selected with the intention to provide an indication of the range of research carried out on this subject, highlighting key themes of policy interest. The bibliography is organised into a number of different thematic sessions. Each session starts with an introduction