Encyclopedia of Cultivated Plants (BOK)

Christopher Cumo

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Comprising three volumes and approximately half a million words, this work is likely the most comprehensive reference of its kind, providing detailed information not only about specific plants and food crops such as barley, corn, potato, rice, and wheat, but also interdisciplinary content that draws on the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities. The entries underscore the fascination that humans have long held for plants, identifies the myriad reasons why much of life on earth would be impossible without plants, and points out the intertwined relationship of plants and humans-and how delicate this balance can be. While the majority of the content is dedicated to the food plants that are essential to human existence, material on ornamentals, fiber crops, pharmacological plants, and carnivorous plants is also included.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Christopher Cumo
ISBN 9781598847741
Antall sider 1210 Dimensjoner 17,8cm x 25,4cm x 9,4cm
Vekt 3152 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
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