Plants, Man, and Life

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University of California Press, 1967 - Nature - 251 pages
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A distinguished botanist examines the long history of human and plant interactions in this innovative ecological survey. His reader-friendly narrative recounts the tangled and continuing history of weeds and cultivated plants around the world, from garden-variety flowers and vegetables to sources for poisons and drugs. 16 & black-and-white illustrations.
  

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Contents

Man and His Transported Landscapes
3
The History of Weeds A Detective Story
16
in The Greater Paradox
31
rv The Clue from the Root Tips
49
How to Measure an Avocado
89
Budgets vs Scholarship
107
Uneconomic Botany
124
Dump Heaps and the Origin of Agriculture
136
and Their Probable Origins
152
Sunflowers The One Native American Crop
186
Adventures in Chaos
207
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