Encyclopedia of Cultivated Plants: From Acacia to Zinnia [3 volumes]: From Acacia to Zinnia

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Christopher Cumo
ABC-CLIO, 25 квіт. 2013 р. - 1236 стор.

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.

 

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The Encyclopedia
1
GP
iii
QZ
iii
Organizations Providing Information on Cultivated Plants
1165
Selected Bibliography
1169
About the Editor and Contributors
1177
Index
1183

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Про автора (2013)

Christopher Cumo, PhD, is an independent scholar who has authored three books and a number of articles, essays, reviews, and short stories.

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