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Encyclopedia of cultivated plants : from acacia to zinnia

Author: Christopher Cumo
Publisher: Santa Barbara, California : ABC-CLIO, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Comprising three volumes and approximately half a million words, this work is likely the most comprehensive reference of its kind, providing detailed information not only about specific plants and food crops such as barley, corn, potato, rice, and wheat, but also interdisciplinary content that draws on the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities.
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Cumo
ISBN: 9781598847741 1598847740 1598847759 9781598847758
OCLC Number: 809834645
Description: 3 volumes (xxxiv, 1236 pages) : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Volume 1. A-F --
Volume 2. G-P --
Volume 3. Q-Z.
Responsibility: Christopher Cumo, editor.

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