The cultural history of plants / Ghillean Prance, consulting editor ; Mark Nesbitt, scientific editor.

Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
New York. : Routledge, 2005.
Description
viii, 452 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.

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Subject(s)
CropsHistory [Browse]
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Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. 433) and index.
Contents
The seeds of time. Introduction / Ghillean Prance ; The hunter-gatherers / Ivan Crowe ; Origins and spread of agriculture / David R. Harris. -- The migration of plants. Introduction / Ghillean Prance ; Gathering food from the wild / Andrea Pieroni ; Grains / Mark Nesbitt ; Roots and tubers / Helen Sanderson ; Fruits / Charles Clement ; Herbs and vegetables / Jane Renfrew and Helen Sanderson ; Nuts, seeds, and pulses / Georgina Pearman ; Spices / Barbara Pickersgill ; Caffeine, alcohol, and sweeteners / Hans T. Beck ; Psychoactive plants / Richard Rudgley ; Plants as medicines / Michael Heinrich, Andrea Pieroni, and Paul Bremner ; Fragrant plants / Sue Minter ; Ornamentals / Peter Barnes ; Natural fibers and dyes / Frances A. Wood and George A.F. Roberts ; Wood / Tony Russell ; Materials / Daphne Hakuno. -- Today and tomorrow. Introduction / Ghillean Prance ; Age of industrialization and agro-industry / Andrew Jacobson ; Invasives / Vernon Heywood ; Conservation of wild plants / David R. Given and Nigel Maxted ; Conservation of crop genetic resources / Nigel Maxted and David R. Given. -- Plant names.
ISBN
0415927463 (Hardcover : alk. paper)
LCCN
2002012820
OCLC
50404101
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