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Economic Botany : Plants in Our World - 3rd edition

Economic Botany : Plants in Our World (ISBN10: 0072909382; ISBN13: 9780072909388)
ISBN13: 978-0072909388
ISBN10: 0072909382

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 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. less

Edition/Copyright: 3RD 01
Cover: Hardcover
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 12/20/2000
International: No

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