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Plants in our world : economic botany / Beryl Brintnall Simpson, Molly Conner Ogorzaly.

By: Simpson, Beryl Brintnall.
Contributor(s): Conner-Ogorzaly, Molly [autor].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookCopyright date: New York, NY : McGraw-Hill Education , 2014Edition: Fourth edition.Description: xiii, 529 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.ISBN: 9780073524245 (alk. paper).Other title: Economic botany.Subject(s): Botany, Economic | Botany, Economic -- United States | Botánica, Económica | Botánica, Económica -- Estados UnidosDDC classification: 581.6
Partial contents:
Plants in our world -- Origins of an agricultural way of life -- Human manipulation of plants -- Fruits and nuts of temperate regions -- Fruits and nuts of warm regions -- Old world grains -- New world grains and forage grasses -- Legumes -- Foods from stems and leaves -- Foods from roots, tubers, and rhizomes -- Vegetable oils and waxes -- Hydrocolloids, elastic latexes, and resins -- Herbs, spices, and perfume -- Medicinal plants -- Psychoactive drugs and poisons from plants -- Stimulating beverages -- Alcoholic beverages -- Fibers, dyes, and tannins -- Wood, cork, and bamboo -- Ornamental plants -- Future trends.
Abstract: Our fourth edition of Plants in Our World: Economic Botany is very different from earlier versions, reflecting the dramatic changes in many aspects of our lives. Most visibly, this edition has color throughout because the Internet and mobile devices have led to the expectation of vivid images. Many of the new photos reflect another decade of our own research and travel and those of our generous friends and colleagues. Long tables of production figures and ornamental plant species have been eliminated from the text because such data are continually updated and almost instanly available online.
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Previously published as: Economic botany: plants in our world. Boston: McGraw-Hill, c2001.

Includes index.

Plants in our world -- Origins of an agricultural way of life -- Human manipulation of plants -- Fruits and nuts of temperate regions -- Fruits and nuts of warm regions -- Old world grains -- New world grains and forage grasses -- Legumes -- Foods from stems and leaves -- Foods from roots, tubers, and rhizomes -- Vegetable oils and waxes -- Hydrocolloids, elastic latexes, and resins -- Herbs, spices, and perfume -- Medicinal plants -- Psychoactive drugs and poisons from plants -- Stimulating beverages -- Alcoholic beverages -- Fibers, dyes, and tannins -- Wood, cork, and bamboo -- Ornamental plants -- Future trends.

Our fourth edition of Plants in Our World: Economic Botany is very different from earlier versions, reflecting the dramatic changes in many aspects of our lives. Most visibly, this edition has color throughout because the Internet and mobile devices have led to the expectation of vivid images. Many of the new photos reflect another decade of our own research and travel and those of our generous friends and colleagues. Long tables of production figures and ornamental plant species have been eliminated from the text because such data are continually updated and almost instanly available online.

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