Publication Year: 2006
Authors/Editor: Black, Michael; Bewley, J. Derek; Halmer, Peter
Publisher: CAB International
This is the first scholarly reference work to cover all the major scientific themes and facets of the subject of seeds.
The encyclopedia 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 colour photographs, suggested further reading matter and 670 supplementary definitions. The contents are alphabetically arranged and cross-referenced to connect related entries.