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Garlic and other alliums : the lore and the science.

Publisher: 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

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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Document Type: Book
ISBN: 9781849731805 1849731802
OCLC Number: 1027925212
Contents: 1. Allium Botany and Cultivation, Ancient and Modern; 2. All Things Allium: Alliums in Literature, the Arts and Culture; 3. Allium Chemistry 101: Historical Highlights, Fascinating Facts and Unusual Uses for Alliums; 4. Chemistry in a Salad Bowl: Allium Chemistry and Biochemistry; 5. Alliums in Folk and Complementary Medicine; 6. Alliums in the Environment: Allelopathy and Allium-Derived Attractants, Antibiotics, Herbicides, Pesticides and Repellents


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This book brings to mind the poet Horace's formula for successful writing: He wins every hand who mingles profit with pleasure, by delighting and instructing the reader at the same time. Eric Block Read more...

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