Economic Botany

Principles and Practices

Authors: Wickens, G. E.

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The strength of this book is that it is written by someone who has spent a lifetime devoted to the science of economic botany. The author has brought together his vast experience in the field in Africa with his studies of arid land plants at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. The result is an informative and reliable text that covers a vast range of topics. It is also firmly based upon the author's research and interest in plant taxonomy and therefore fully acknowledges the importance of correct naming and classification in the field of science of economic botany. The coverage is of economic botany in its broadest sense. I was delighted to find such topics as ecophysiology, plant breeding, the environment and conservation are included in the text. This gives the book a much more comprehensive coverage than most other texts on the subject. I was also glad to see that the book covers the use of various organisms that are no longer considered part of the plant kingdom such as various species of fungi and algae. It is indeed a broad ranging book that will be of use to many people interested in the uses of plants and fungi. Economic botany is once again being given more prominence as a discipline because of its enormous relevance to both conservation and sustainable development. Those people involved in those topics shOUld find this a most useful resource.

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"A wealth of current information is presented in this scholarly work, and there are 28 appropriate data tables. Very extensive bibliography; taxonomic, chemical and subject indexes. Highly recommended for libraries with readers interested in plants and their impact on civilization."
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Economic Botany
Book Subtitle
Principles and Practices
Authors
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-010-0969-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-010-0969-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-6781-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-2228-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 535
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