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Preface. Acknowledgments. Part 1: Introduction. World population, land area, and food situation. Origin, evolution, domestication, and imrovement of Vegetables. Vegetable classification. Importance of vegetables in human nutrition. Toxic substances and some folk and medicinal uses of vegetables. Part 2: Vegetable-Growing Principles. Environmental factors influencing vegetable growth in vegetables. Controlling climate for vegetable production in adverse climates and during off-seasons. Part 3: World Vegetables. Global view of vegetable usage. Part A: Vegetables consisting of starchy roots, tubers and fruits, white or Irish potato. Sweet potato. Cassava. Yams. Other Edible Aroids. Sweet Corn. Plantain, starchy bananas, breadfruit, and jackfruit. Part B: Vegetables consisting of succulent roots, bulbs, leaves, and fruits Alliums. Lettuce and other composite vegetables. Cole crops, other Brassica and crucifers vegetables. Carrot, celery and other vegetable umbels. Spinach, table beets, and other vegetable chenopods. Peas, beans, and other vegetable legumes. Tomatoes, Peppers, Eggplants, and other solanaceous vegetables. Cucumbers, melons, watermelons squashes, and Other Cucurbits. Other succulent vegetables. Aquatic vegetables. Edible mushrooms. Condiment herbs and spices. Appendixes. Glossary. Index.
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`The authors have set a new standard for professional books on vegetables with the second edition of World Vegetables... will be an indispensable reference for students, teachers, extension faculty, researchers, and consultants who are concerned with commercial vegetable crop production. It is modestly priced considering the wealth of detailed, timely information provided.' Hort Science, 4 (1997) ` ..comprehensively describes the taxonomy, botany, physiology, production, harvest, and post-harvest handling of most of the vegetable crops grown throughout the world...an impressive book which covers an enormous range of crops in a readable style.' Agricultural Science `This very informative book is nicely produced and well illustrated. ...The authors are to be congratulated on producing such an interesting and informative treatise. This is a must for anyone involved in the science and production of horticultural crops.' Plant Growth Regulation, 30 (2000)