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Economic Botany : Plants in Our World

Economic Botany : Plants in Our World - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-0072909388

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ISBN13: 978-0072909388
ISBN10: 0072909382
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Edition/Copyright: 3RD 01
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2001
International: No

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Economic Botany : Plants in Our World - 3RD 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0072909388

Beryl Simpson and Molly Ogorzaly

ISBN13: 978-0072909388
ISBN10: 0072909382
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 01
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company

Published: 2001
International: No
Summary

Written for the introductory-level course in Economic Botany, this long-awaited revision offers more emphasis on key topics like biotechnology and ethnobotany.

Features:

  • Updated material has been added on herbal and medicinal plants, ethnobotany, genetics and biotechnology, agricultural changes/advances including global crops, sustainability and conservation ethics.
  • Total updates throughout text including overall content, examples, tables, figure data, and boxed readings.
  • More global examples and content throughout- especially concerning food and medicinal research/ethics.
  • Material has been condensed and the entire text will be shortened by about 500 pages.
  • Art and photos have been improved throughout. Colors of figures have been brightened and overall quality of photos improved.
  • Index has been improved and expanded to include more key terms .
  • Internet sites providing resources for additional information will be added to the end of each chapter.
  • The chapter on medicinal plants (12) will be updated significantly.
  • Page format for the third edition will be two-column, which will save a considerable amount of pages, allowing room for new content material.
  • An end-of-book glossary of terms will be added.
  • There will be at least one boxed reading per chapter; many of which will be new and/or updated.
  • Former chapters one and two have been combined and rewritten for clarity.
  • The price of the new edition will be lowered to be more competetive.

Author Bio

Simpson, Beryl : University of Texas at Austin


Ogorzaly, Molly : University of Texas at Austin

Table of Contents

1 Plants and Their Manipulation by People
2 Origins of Agriculture
3 Fruits and Nuts of Temperate Regions
4 Fruits and Nuts of Warm Regions
5 Cereal Grains and Forage Grasses
6 Legumes
7 Foods from Leaves, Stems, and Roots
8 Spices, Herbs, and Perfumes
9 Vegetable Oils and Waxes
10 Hydrogels, Elastic Latexes, and Resins
11 Medicinal Plants
12 Psychoactive Drugs and Poisons from Plants
13 Stimulating Beverages
14 Alcoholic Beverages
15 Fibers, Dyes, and Tannins
16 Wood, Cork, and Bamboo
17 Ornamental Plants
18 Algae
19 Uses of Plants in the Future

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