Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: PrefaceColor PlatesPart 1: IntroductionClassification and EvolutionDistribution: Threatened SpeciesFeatures in Native EnvironmentsHuman UsesMorphology and AnatomyPhysiology: Water ConservationReferencesPart 2: Agaves: Food, Beverages, and FiberFoodAguamiel and PulqueMescal and TequilaFiberOther UsesReferencesPart 3: Cacti: Many Uses . . . and a Few MistakesFruitsYoung Cladodes as VegetablesForage and FodderRoyal Red: The Cochineal StoryPeyote and Other HallucinogensOther UsesWhen Cacti Take OverReferencesPart 4: Roots: Water UptakeRoot Distribution, Morphology, and AnatomyWater Potential: Hydraulic ConductivityWater MovementOther Root PropertiesReferencesPart 5: Shoots: Environmental InteractionsWater RelationsRadiationTemperature RelationsNurse PlantsReferencesPart 6: CO2 Uptake By PlantsBinding of CO2Energetics of CO2 FixationDaily Patterns of CO2 ExchangeWater-Use EfficiencyReferencesPart 7: Plant ProductivityEnvironmental Influences on CO2 UptakeAn Environmental Productivity IndexImportance of Plant SpacingHighest ProductivitiesInteractions among OrgansReferencesPart 8: The FutureConservationAgavesCactiGlobal Climate ChangePredictionsIndex. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: For at least 9000 years, agaves and cacti have been cultivated and consumed by people the world over. Whether they have been used to make beverages, eaten as fruits, raised for their leaf fibers, or fed to cattle, these succulent plants have proven invaluable to the economies of many cultures. This entertaining and informative book details the unique characteristics and uses of the many species of agaves and cacti. In his exploration of their past, present, and potential future uses, Park S. Nobel--an internationally known expert on the subject--explores how agaves and cacti have served, for example, as ornamental horticulture, as a key ingredient of tequila, as hallucinogens in religious rites, and as medicines. The author also considers the biology of agaves and cacti by explaining how they are able to withstand the harsh desert conditions in which they flourish, and by describing at the cellular level their distinctive and fascinating physiologies. Finally, the book makes the case that these plants have exceptional potential for mass cultivation and utilization in the future. Succulent plant enthusiasts, amateur botanists, interested laypersons, researchers, and professionals alike will want to read this authoritative, popularly written introduction to these unusually interesting plants.
Über den Autor: Park S. Nobel, Professor of Biology, and Associate Director of the UCLA-DOE Laboratory, University of California at Los Angeles.
Buchbeschreibung Oxford University Press, 1994. Buchzustand: Good. 1st. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP61981789
Buchbeschreibung Oxford University Press. Paperback. Buchzustand: VERY GOOD. Cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. May have light creases on the cover and binding. Some pages may contain writing and or highlighting. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2632961599
Buchbeschreibung Oxford University Press. Buchzustand: Good. 1. Light wear. 2. Light interior markings. Buchnummer des Verkäufers BOOK-6002-00736
Buchbeschreibung Oxford University Press, 1994. Soft cover. Buchzustand: Very Good. 0195084152 Glossy pictorial covers. Solid binding, clean unmarked pages. Light shelf wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 1524
Buchbeschreibung Oxford University Press. Paperback. Buchzustand: Fine. B & W And Color Photos, Text Figures (illustrator). First Edition. Sm Quarto. Copyright Date: 1994 Sm Quarto, 1994, PP.166, Buchnummer des Verkäufers 36156D2d
Buchbeschreibung Oxford University Press, USA, 1994. Paperback. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0195084152
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Buchbeschreibung Oxford University Press, 1994. Softcover. Buchzustand: As New. Color and b/w illustrations. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 166 pp. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 29210
Buchbeschreibung Oxford University Press, 1994. Paperback. Buchzustand: New. book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 0195084152