Economic Botany: A Textbook of Useful Plants and Plant Products

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The visual materials listed below and on the following pages are suggested by the publishers to be used to supplement the subject matter of this book. It is recommended, however, that each film be reviewed before using in order to determine its suitability for a particular class or group.Both motion pictures and filmstrips are included in this list of visual materials, and the character of each one is indicated by the self-explanatory abbreviations "MP" or "FS." Immediately following this identification is the name of the producer; and if the distributor is different from the producer, the name of the distributor follows the name of the producer. Abbreviations are used for the names of producers and distributors, and these abbreviations are identified in the list of sources (with their addresses) at the end of the bibliography.Unless otherwise indicated, the motion pictures listed in this bibliography are 16-mm. sound films and the filmstrips are 35-mm. silent.
Blue Lupine (MP; USDA; 15 min). How to plant, harvest, clean, store, and care for blue lupine, a nitrogen-producing cover crop used in the South.
Breeding Better Food Crops (MP; Nat Gar Bur; 20 min). Methods used in the production of vegetable seeds.
California's Golden Magic (MP; Mutual Orange; 30 min). California citrus industry; history; care of groves; picking the fruit; washing, drying, waxing, and packing.
Coconut Tree: Source of Wealth (MP; FON: 10 min). Coconut tree -- uses and importance to India's economy.
Corn Chemurgy in Action (FS; Creative; 36 fr). The making of both food and non-food products out of corn.
Crops of the Americas (FS; USDA/Photo; 41 fr). Variety of products of South and Central America which are used in trade with the United States.
Crystal of Energy (MP; Sugar; 15 min). Role of sugar in human nutrition and in the economy of many sections of the United States.
Date Culture in the United States (MP; Hoefler; 11 min). Background of date growing in Coachella Valley in California; cycle of date culture from raw land to packaged dates.
Dates and Palms (MP; UWF; 16 min). Shows steps in the growing of date palms in Spain.
European Timber Trees: Selected Types and Their Characteristics (FS; Filmette; 55 fr). Photographs of forests and individual trees with close-ups of foliage, trunks, and some cross sections of typical European timber trees.
From Singapore to Baltimore (FS; McCormick; fr with accompanying record; 15 min). History and uses of spices and extracts.
Gift of Green (MP; Sugar; 20 min). Explains the process of photosynthesis by means of animation; shows how plants built food, particularly sugar, from water and air.
Grain That Built a Hemisphere (MP; IIAA; 11 min). Importance of corn to civilization; historical development of corn; present-day cultivation; and the wide variety of uses of corn. Disney production.
Green Gold (Bananas) (MP color; PAU; 11 min). Comprehensive view of the banana industry in Central America.


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