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The Geography of Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum M.)

The "Queen" of Spices – Volume 2

Authors: Nair, Kodoth Prabhakaran

  • Offers a treatise on Cardamom
  • Insights of Cardamom as the economic mainstay of the developing world 
  • Informs on the pharmacological and culinary benefits of Cardamom 
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About this book

This book catalogues the multi-scale impact of agronomy and economy on Cardamom, known as the “Queen” of spices. Cardamom is the second most important spice crop in the world, after Black pepper, known as the “King” of spices. Spices were the symbols of luxury and royalty, and cardamom was used in the manufacture of perfumes during the Greek and Roman times. It became one of the most important Oriental spices used in both Greek and Roman cuisine as well as its pharmacological applications. The book is divided into 15 chapters and concentrates on aspects of cardamom production and processing, the taxonomic aspects of cardamom, chemistry, pathology, entomology and is concluded with the future of cardamom. Special emphasis is given to the utility of “The Nutrient Buffer Power Concept”, a soil management technique in precise fertilizer management, especially with regard to Potassic fertilizers in cardamom production.  


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.

Buy this book

eBook £87.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: October 17, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-54474-4
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Hardcover £109.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • Due: October 17, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-54473-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Geography of Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum M.)
Book Subtitle
The "Queen" of Spices – Volume 2
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
978-3-030-54474-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-54474-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-54473-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 226
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