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Plants, agriculture, and human society / William Norman Richardson, Thomas Stubbs ; [drawings by Fran Milner].

; Stubbs, Thomas H
Menlo Park, Calif. : W.A. Benjamin, [1978] .
ISBN 9780805382150, 0805382151

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Other Authors Stubbs, Thomas H.
Subjects Agriculture.
Botanique agricole.
Botany, Economic.
Ethnobotanique.
Ethnobotany.
Human-plant relationships.
Plantes cultivées.
Plants, Cultivated.
Description viii, 353 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Copyright Date [1978]
©1978
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- Unit One. The merger of botany, anthropology, demography and economics -- Classification, structure and reproduction of the angiosperms -- Evolution, coevolution and the angiosperms -- Unit Two. Our agricultural beginnings -- Historical agriculture -- Unit Three. The seeds of civilization : Wheat, corn, rice and other grains -- Fibers, forestry products, and tobacco -- Fruits, roots and vegetables -- The increasingly important legumes and nuts -- The recent romances of sugar and latex -- The long romance of spices and perfumes -- Beverages -- Unit Four. Methods in ethnobotanical investigation -- Peasant markets -- Psychedelics, shamanism and healing -- Ethnic nutrition -- Unit Five. The green revolution -- Mechanized agriculture : Its econenergetics and environmental impacts -- Monoculture and the genetic future of major crops -- Mariculture : Seaweeds, phytoplankton and the myth of food from the sea -- Innovation in meeting world food demands -- Famine 1984? Nutritional problems in the developed and developing countries.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)4057397
(OCoLC)ocm04057397
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WorldCat Identities Richardson, W. Norman.
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