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Handbook of Nuts

Herbal Reference Library, 1st Edition

By James A. Duke

CRC Press

360 pages

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Over one hundred of the world's most important species of nuts are systematically accounted for in this informative handbook. The text defines nuts and discusses their economic and nutritional value. For easy reference, there is an illustrated account of each nut by species, arranged alphabetically by scientific name. Each account includes the family name, several colloquial names, and paragraphs on uses, folk medicine, chemistry, germplasm, distribution, ecology, cultivation, harvesting, yields, energy, and biotic factors.

Chapters Describe:

  • Uses

  • Folk medicine

  • Chemistry

  • Germplasm

  • Distribution

  • Ecology

  • Cultivation

  • Harvesting

  • Yields and economics

  • Energy

  • Biotic factors
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction. Acknowledgements and Conceptualization. Procedure and Format. A Complete Listing of Nuts in Alphabetical Order. Illustrations Credits. References. Index.

    About the Author

    Duke, James A.

    Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General
    TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General