The Encyclopedia of Fruit & Nuts

January 2008
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  • Published
    25th January 2008
  • ISBN 9780851996387
  • Language English
  • Pages 800 pp.
  • Size 6.875" x 9.75"

Ever wanted to know the genus name for a coconut?

Intended for all your research needs, this encyclopedia is a comprehensive collection of information on temperate and tropical fruit and nut crops. Entries are grouped alphabetically by family and then by species, making it easy to find the information you need. Coverage includes palms and cacti as well as vegetable fruits of Solanaceae and Curcurbitacea. This book not only deals with the horticulture of the fruit and nut crops but also discusses the botany, making it a useful tool for anyone from scientists to gardeners and fruit hobbyists.

"This is a major reference work of great use to those engaged in botany, horticulture and plant ecology - I shall certainly keep it handy on my bookshelf."

- Agroforestry News

"The contributing authors have done a find job of reducing the wealth of information that exists on many of these species to a concise and helpful text....overall this is an essential text for any serious horticultural or indeed botanical library."

- Chronica Horticulturae

"It admirably fulfills its mission and represents a major contribution to pomology, as well as being a convenience for researchers."

- Gastronomica

Jules Janick

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Robert E. Paull

Robert E. Paull graduated from the University of Sydney with a BS in Agronomy, was involved in cotton production research before going to the University of California in Berkeley for a PhD in plant physiology. He returned to Australia and carried out research on chilling injury of tropical plants before his appointment to the University of Hawaii to teach and do research on postharvest physiology and handling. He teaches plant physiology and provides guest lectures on postharvest physiology and handling in applied courses. His research focuses on the adaptation and application of technology to the improvement of postharvest handling in a integrated and systematic way. This research has lead to more than 100 peer-reviewed publications and over 80 extension type articles. He is co-author on three books and has co-edited five including The Encyclopedia of Fruits and Nuts, published by CABI with Dr. Jules Janick.