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Prance G. (Ed.) The cultural history of plants

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Prance G. (Ed.) The cultural history of plants
Routledge, 2005. — 452 pp.
ISBN 0-415-92746-3 (Hardcover).
ISBN 0-203-02090-1 (Master e-book).
This valuable reference will be useful for both scholars and general readers. It is both botanical and cultural, describing the role of plant in social life, regional customs, the arts, natural and covers all aspects of plant cultivation and migration. The text includes an explanation of plant names and a list of general references on the history of useful plants.
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.
General References on the History of Useful Plants.
Index.
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