Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Darwin's Harvest provides the reader with a rich understanding of how a variety of temperate and tropical crop plants were domesticated, offering a broad selection of research studies employing both traditional and contemporary tools. This book both sheds new light on ancient agricultural mysteries and discusses important conservation issues and strategies for food plant improvement. The editors are to be congratulated for bringing together a body of knowledge in this single volume that will be of great interest to researchers in agriculture, biology, anthropology, ecology, history, conservation, and food policy. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Darwin's Harvest addresses concerns that we are losing the diversity of crop plants that provide food for most of the world. With contributions from evolutionary biologists, geneticists, agronomists, molecular biologists, and anthropologists, this collection discusses how economic development, loss of heirloom varieties and wild ancestors, and modern agricultural techniques have endangered the genetic diversity needed to keep agricultural crops vital and capable of adaptation.
Drawing on the most up-to-date data, the contributors review the utilization of molecular techniques to understand crop evolution. They explore current research on various crop plants of both temperate and tropical origin, including maize, sunflower, avocado, sugarcane, and wheat. The chapters in Darwin's Harvest also provide solid background for understanding many recent discoveries concerning the origins of crops and the influence of human migration and farming practices on the genetics of our modern foods.
Über den Autor:
Timothy J. Motley is associate professor in the Collum Program for Molecular Systematics at The New York Botanical Garden.
Nyree Zerega is the director of the Plant Biology and Conservation Program at Northwestern University and the Chicago Botanic Garden.
Hugh Cross is a postdoctoral researcher at the National Herbarium of theNetherlands, Leiden University.
Buchbeschreibung 2006. Botany, Agriculture. Columbia University Press. Very good - fine pictorial boards. 390p. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2460
Buchbeschreibung Columbia Univ Pr, 2006. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fair. May include moderately worn cover, writing, markings or slight discoloration. SKU:9780231133166-4-0-3. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 9780231133166-4-0-3
Buchbeschreibung Columbia University Press, 2006. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers DADAX0231133162
Buchbeschreibung Columbia Univ Pr, 2006. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Brand New. illustrated edition. 384 pages. 9.00x6.00x0.75 inches. In Stock. Buchnummer des Verkäufers zk0231133162
Buchbeschreibung Columbia University Press, 2006. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0231133162
Buchbeschreibung Columbia University Press, 2006. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P110231133162