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- DescriptionThe nineteenth century witnessed great advances in techlogy which made transporting natural resources overseas significantly easier. At the centre of a global empire, Britain felt the full ecomic benefits of introducing and cultivating a range of commercial plants both domestically and in her colonies abroad. First published in 1890, this succinct work by the English botanist John Reader Jackson (1837-1920) surveys these plants. The concise descriptions are enhanced by instructive drawings of significant species. The introduction also contains a chrological table of the century's most important developments in commercial botany. This is followed by chapters organised according to the applications of plants, tably in food, drink, medicine, and the building trade. Jackson points out the species which revolutionised these industries, identifying those at the heart of rapidly growing markets. The coverage includes many commodities which remain commercially significant, such as palm oil, sugar cane, and cotton.
- Author(s)John Reader Jackson
- PublisherCambridge Library Collection
- Date of Publication23/07/2013
- SubjectLife Sciences: Botany
- Series TitleCambridge Library Collection - Botany and Horticulture
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note31 b/w illus.
- Weight240 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine11 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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