The Cultural History of Plants / Edition 1

The Cultural History of Plants / Edition 1

by Sir Ghillean Prance
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415927463

ISBN-13: 9780415927468

Pub. Date: 11/01/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This valuable reference will be useful for both scholars and general readers. It is both botanical and cultural, describing the role of plant in social life, regional customs, the arts, natural and covers all aspects of plant cultivation and migration and covers all aspects of plant cultivation and migration. The text includes an explanation of plant names and a

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This valuable reference will be useful for both scholars and general readers. It is both botanical and cultural, describing the role of plant in social life, regional customs, the arts, natural and covers all aspects of plant cultivation and migration and covers all aspects of plant cultivation and migration. The text includes an explanation of plant names and a list of general references on the history of useful plants.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415927468
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/01/2004
Pages:
460
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.20(d)

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Table of Contents

Part 1The Seeds of Time
Introduction1
The Hunter-Gatherers3
Origins and Spread of Agriculture13
Part 2The Migration of Plants
Introduction27
Gathering Food from the Wild29
Grains45
Roots and Tubers61
Fruits77
Herbs and Vegetables97
Nuts, Seeds, and Pulses133
Spices153
Caffeine, Alcohol, and Sweeteners173
Psychoactive Plants191
Plants as Medicines205
Fragrant Plants239
Ornamentals259
Natural Fibers and Dyes287
Wood315
Materials335
Part 3Today and Tomorrow
Introduction355
Age of Industrialization and Agro-Industry357
Invasives377
Conservation of Wild Plants387
Conservation of Crop Genetic Resources413
Plant Names431
General References on the History of Useful Plants433
Index435

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