9780072909388

Economic Botany: Plants in our World

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  • ISBN13:

    9780072909388

  • ISBN10:

    0072909382

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 12/20/2000
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
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Summary

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

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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