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Garlic and other alliums : the lore and the science

Author: Eric Block
Publisher: Cambridge, UK : RSC Pub., ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print 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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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Block
ISBN: 9780854041909 0854041907 9781849731805 1849731802
OCLC Number: 941329290
Description: xx, 454 p. : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
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
Responsibility: Eric Block.

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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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