The Encyclopedia of Seeds

Science, Technology and Uses

October 2006
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  • Publisher
  • Published
    19th October 2006
  • ISBN 9780851997230
  • Language English
  • Pages 900 pp.
  • Size 6.875" x 9.75"
  • Images tables, figures, b/w & color photos

This is the first scholarly reference work to cover all the major scientific themes and facets of the subject of seeds. It outlines the latest fundamental biological knowledge about seeds, together with the principles of agricultural seed processing, storage and sowing, the food and industrial uses of seeds, and the roles of seeds in history, economies and cultures. With contributions from 110 expert authors worldwide, the editors have created 560 authoritative articles, illustrated with plentiful tables, figures, black-and-white and color photographs, suggested further reading matter and 670 supplementary definitions. The contents are alphabetically arranged and cross-referenced to connect related entries.

"This is comprehensive work, covering all the main subjects of seed science…well edited."

- Acta Physiol Plant

"[T]his single hardcover volume is a masterful and useful compilation of information about and related to seeds."

- Reference Reviews

"[I]f you only buy one seed book then it should be this encyclopedia."

- Annals of Botany

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