Summary: Written for the introductory-level course in Economic Botany, this long-awaited revision offers more emphasis on key topics like biotechnology and ethnobotany.
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 througho...show moreut 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.
...show lessEdition/Copyright: 3RD 01 Cover: Hardback Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company Published: 12/20/2000 International: No
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Simpson, Beryl : University of Texas at Austin
Ogorzaly, Molly : University of Texas at Austin
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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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