植物の文化史<br>The Cultural History of Plants

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植物の文化史
The Cultural History of Plants

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 452 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780415927468
  • DDC分類 630.9

基本説明

Publication delayed (Originally scheduled in May 2004). There are over 1,000 plant entries in the form of concise histories, 200 maps, and 600 black and white illustations.

Full Description


This valuable reference will be useful for both scholars and general readers. It is both botanical and cultural, describing the role of plant in social life, regional customs, the arts, natural and covers all aspects of plant cultivation and migration and covers all aspects of plant cultivation and migration. The text includes an explanation of plant names and a list of general references on the history of useful plants.

Table of Contents

  Part 1 The Seeds of Time
Introduction 1 (2)
Ghillean Prance
The Hunter-Gatherers 3 (10)
Ivan Crowe
Origins and Spread of Agriculture 13 (14)
David R. Harris
Part 2 The Migration of Plants
Introduction 27 (2)
Ghillean Prance
Gathering Food from the Wild 29 (16)
Andrea Pieroni
Grains 45 (16)
Mark Nesbitt
Roots and Tubers 61 (16)
Helen Sanderson
Fruits 77 (20)
Charles Clement
Herbs and Vegetables 97 (36)
Jane Renfrew
Helen Sanderson
Nuts, Seeds, and Pulses 133(20)
Georgina Pearman
Spices 153(20)
Barbara Pickersgill
Caffeine, Alcohol, and Sweeteners 173(18)
Hans T. Beck
Psychoactive Plants 191(14)
Richard Rudgley
Plants as Medicines 205(34)
Michael Heinrich
Andrea Pieroni
Paul Bremner
Fragrant Plants 239(20)
Sue Minter
Ornamentals 259(28)
Peter Barnes
Natural Fibers and Dyes 287(28)
Frances A. Wood
George A.F. Roberts
Wood 315(20)
Tony Russell
Materials 335(20)
Daphne Hakuno
Part 3 Today and Tomorrow
Introduction 355(2)
Ghillean Prance
Age of Industrialization and Agro-Industry 357(20)
Andrew Jacobson
Invasives 377(10)
Vernon Heywood
Conservation of Wild Plants 387(26)
David R. Given
Nigel Maxted
Conservation of Crop Genetic Resources 413(18)
Nigel Maxted
David R. Given
Plant Names 431(2)
General References on the History of Useful 433(2)
Plants
Index 435