Horticulture: Plants for People and Places, Volume 3

Social Horticulture

Editors: Dixon, Geoffrey R., Aldous, David E. (Eds.)

  • Comprehensive coverage of unique topics – no previous book has contained this amount of information covering the entire spectrum of horticulture and horticultural science from crop production through environmental contexts to social impacts and welfare benefits
  • International authority – all the authors contributing to this trilogy are internationally acclaimed authorities each bringing vast accumulated knowledge and expertise
  • Clear, concise and well illustrated text – each author has provided a clear, detailed but concise analysis of their field of expertise amply interpreted and illustrated for ease of reading and understanding
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About this book

This Trilogy explains “What is Horticulture?”. Volume three of Horticulture: Plants for People and Places presents readers with detailed accounts of the scientific and scholastic concepts which interact with the arts and humanities and which now underpins the rapidly evolving subject of Social Horticulture. This discipline transcends the barriers between science, medicine and the arts. This volume covers:- Horticulture and Society, Diet and Health, Psychological Health, Wildlife, Horticulture and Public Welfare, Education, Extension, Economics, Exports and Biosecurity, Scholarship and Art, Scholarship and Literature, Scholarship and History and the relationship between Horticulture and Gardening. This volume brings the evolution of the Discipline and Vocation of Horticulture firmly into the 21st Century. It covers new ground by providing a detailed analysis of the value of Horticulture as a force for enhancing society in the forms of social welfare, health and well-being, how knowledge is transferred within and between generations, and the place of Horticulture in the Arts and Humanities. Substantial emphasis is given to the relationships between health, well-being and plants by the internationally acclaimed authors who have contributed accounts of their work in this book.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Horticulture and Society

    Kendle, Tony (et al.)

    Pages 953-964

  • Fruit and Vegetables and Health: An Overview

    Desjardins, Yves

    Pages 965-1000

  • Health and Well-Being

    Cameron, Ross W. F.

    Pages 1001-1023

  • Human Dimensions of Wildlife Gardening: Its Development, Controversies and Psychological Benefits

    Curtin, Susanna (et al.)

    Pages 1025-1046

  • Horticultural Science’s Role in Meeting the Need of Urban Populations

    Lohr, Virginia I. (et al.)

    Pages 1047-1086

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eBook $149.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-017-8560-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $189.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-017-8559-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $189.00
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  • Due: November 10, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0309-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Horticulture: Plants for People and Places, Volume 3
Book Subtitle
Social Horticulture
Editors
  • Geoffrey R. Dixon
  • David E. Aldous
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Delhi Book Store, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-8560-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-8560-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-8559-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0309-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 464
Number of Illustrations and Tables
41 b/w illustrations, 65 illustrations in colour
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