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Garlic and other alliums : the lore and the science

Author: Eric Block
Publisher: Cambridge, UK : RSC Pub., ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Outlines the extensive history and use since the dawn of civilization of alliums, as well as the understanding of their botany and chemistry.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Block
ISBN: 9780854041909 0854041907 9781849731805 1849731802
OCLC Number: 463633231
Notes: Foreword by E.J. Corey.
Description: xx, 454 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Allium botany and cultivation, ancient and modern --
All things Allium : alliums in literature, the arts, and culture --
Allium chemistry 101 : historical highlights, fascinating facts, and unusual uses for alliums, kitchen chemistry --
Chemistry in a salad bowl : Allium chemistry and biochemistry --
Alliums in folk and complementary medicine --
Alliums in the environment : allelopathy and Allium-derived attractants, antibiotics, herbicides, pesticides, and repellents.
Responsibility: Eric Block.

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'Block presents an entertaining and informative account of the history of garlic, onions, and other alliums. This ethnobotanic work is truly interdisciplinary, intended for a wide audience of Read more...

 
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