The Cultural History of Plants

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THE CULTURAL HISTORY OF PLANTS

SIR GHILLEAN PRANCE

CONSULTING EDITOR

MARK NESBITT

SCIENTIFIC EDITOR

Routledge

New York • London

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Part I - The Seeds of Time 1
  • 1 - The Hunter-Gatherers 3
  • 2 - Origins and Spread of Agriculture 13
  • Part II - The Migration of Plants 27
  • 3 - Gathering Food from the Wild 29
  • 4 - Grains 45
  • 5 - Roots and Tubers 61
  • 6 - Fruits 77
  • 7 - Herbs and Vegetables 97
  • 8 - Nuts, Seeds, and Pulses 133
  • 9 - Spices 153
  • 10 - Caffeine, Alcohol, and Sweeteners 173
  • 11 - Psychoactive Plants 191
  • 12 - Plants as Medicines 205
  • 13 - Fragrant Plants 239
  • 14 - Ornamentals 259
  • 15 - Natural Fibers and Dyes 287
  • 16 - Wood 315
  • 17 - Materials 335
  • Part III - Today and Tomorrow 355
  • 18 - Age of Industrialization and Agro-Industry 357
  • 19 - Invasives 377
  • 20 - Conservation of Wild Plants 387
  • 21 - Conservation of Crop Genetic Resources 413
  • Plant Names 431
  • General References on the History of Useful Plants 433
  • Index 435
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