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Origin, Antiquity and History, 1st Edition

Edited by S. D. Sharma

CRC Press

580 pages

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Hardback: 9781578086801
pub: 2010-05-27

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During the last nine millennia or so, man has improved the rice plant, increased its productivity and has found various uses of its parts. The story of rice differs from region to region and has been different in different periods of time. There was a time when tax was collected in the form of rice in Japan, the Southeast Asian kingdoms created hydraulic feats for its cultivation and Ottoman armies advanced with rice as their ration. In recent years, there have been riots due to scarcity of rice and also international efforts to produce enough rice to avoid hunger. The book provides an interesting reading of all such events in the course of its 9000 years long history.

Table of Contents

Domestication and Diaspora of Rice, S.D. Sharma

Thai Participation in the Spread of Rice Agriculture in Asia, J. Hartmann, W. Luo, and V. Sysamouth

Rice in Social and Cultural Life of People, S.C. Ahuja and U. Ahuja

Domestication of Rice in China and Its Cultural Heritage, S. Tang and S. Xuan

History of Rice Culture in Korea: The Origin, Antiquity and Diffusion, M.-H. Heu and H.-P. Moon

History of Rice in Japan, C. Kaneda

History of Rice in Southeast Asia and Australia, L. Falvey

History of Rice in South Asia (Up to 1947), M. Sattar, S.D. Sharma and A.K. Pokharia

History of Rice in South Asia (1947-2007), S.S. Vepa, M. Sattar and S.D. Sharma

History of Rice in Western and Central Asia, M. Nesbitt, St John Simpson and I. Svanberg

History of Rice in Europe, A. Ferrero and F. Vidotto

History of Rice in Africa, A.E.-A.T. Badawi, M.A. Maximos and I.R. Aidy, R.A. Olaoye and S.D. Sharma

The Rice Industry of the United States, P.A. Coclanis

History of Rice in Hispanic America, J.A. Pereira and E.P. Guimarães

History of Rice Marketing, S. Kumar and J. Ali

A Century of Rice Breeding, Its Impact and Challenges Ahead, G.S. Khush and P.S. Virk

Subject Categories

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