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The Geography of Black Pepper (Piper nigrum)

The "King" of Spices – Volume 1

Authors: Nair, Kodoth Prabhakaran

  • Catelogues the A-Z of Black Pepper, world’s most important spice crop
  • Illustrates how pepper influenced humankind’s destiny
  • Demonstrates Pepper use in human health and an invaluable pharmaceutical product
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About this book

This book considers all aspects of black pepper from its growth, as a flowering vine, to how the dried fruit (peppercorn) is used as a spice and traded as a commodity. It is the economic mainstay of several India states and, principally, in Kerala State, with the Indian subcontinent being the largest black pepper producer. Indonesia has also emerged as a large producer of black pepper. Black pepper commands a leading position among the spices and has an immense commercial importance to world trade, finding its way onto the dining table of millions around the world, on the European and North American continents, and Japan. The use of black pepper ranges from a simple dietary component and flavour enhancer, to that of a spice with huge pharmacological benefits. 

About the authors

Kodoth Prabhakaran Nair is an eminent international agricultural scientist who has worked in Europe, Africa and Asia for more than three decades, during which time he has held a number of prominent academic positions, including the National Chair of the Science Foundation, The Royal Society, Belgium; Professor and Head of the Departments of Agriculture, Soil Sciences and Basic Sciences at The University Center, The Republic of Cameroon; and Senior Professor at the University of Fort Hare, Republic of South Africa – the alma mater of the late Nelson Mandela, and where he began the struggle against apartheid. 
Professor Nair is best known, globally, for developing “The Nutrient Buffer Power Concept”, a revolutionary soil management technique that is changing the face of modern farming in the developing world. The recipient of several national and international awards for developing this concept and currently nominated for the 2020 Volvo Environment Prize, he has authored ten books, including “ISSUES IN NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL AGRICULTURE”, which was launched by India’s great President, the late Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam in Raj Bhavan, Chennai. He has received six invitations to contribute invitational chapters to ADVANCES IN AGRONOMY, the magnum opus of agricultural science, a world record. He is also a Senior Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Research Foundation. Currently pursuing global agricultural research, he lives with his wife, Dr Pankajam Nair, a nematologist trained in Europe, in Calicut, Kerala State, India.

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eBook £111.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: September 21, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-52865-2
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Hardcover £139.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • Due: September 21, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-52864-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Geography of Black Pepper (Piper nigrum)
Book Subtitle
The "King" of Spices – Volume 1
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-52865-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-52865-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-52864-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 162
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 23 illustrations in colour
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