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Agaves of Continental North America

Howard Scott Gentry

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This is an indispensable guide to Agaves. The uses of agaves are as many as the arts of man have found it convenient to devise. At least two races of man have invaded Agaveland during the last ten to fifteen thousand years, where, with the help of agaves, they contrived several successive civilizations. The region of greatest use development is Mesoamerica. Here the great genetic diversity in a genus rich in use potential came into the hands of several peoples who developed the main agricultural center of the Americas. Perhaps, as the Aztec legends suggest, it was the animals that first showed man the edibility of agave. Evolution in use ranges all the way from the coincidental and spurious, through tool and food-drink subsistence with mystical overlay, to the practical specialties of modem industry and art. The historic period of agave will be outlined here as briefly as that complicated development will allow.
La più grossa opera mai realizzata sulle Agavi. Descrive 136 specie, con cenni di tassonomia, distribuzione e habitat, nomi vernacolari, note culturali. Venticinque anni di viaggi per l'autore, dallo Utah a Panama, per raccogliere tutti i preziosissimi appunti.
QUESTA E' LA PRIMA EDIZIONE DEL 1982 INTROVABILE - Oggi sono reperibili solo le ristampe del 2004 con diversa copertina.
THIS IS THE FIRST EDITION DATED 1982 ACTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND - Today you can only find reprints dated 2004 with a different cover.



TITOLO: Agaves of Continental North America
AUTORE: Howard Scott Gentry
EDITORE: University of Arizona press
LINGUA: Inglese
ISBN: 0816507759




New: New book, as you would find in the library.

Used, like new: New book, browsed and stored in the library. In perfect condition, except for minimal and almost undetectable imperfections. They have been bought a few years after issue.

Used: A few small mark to the page edges. Good condition book. Good condition jacket. All pages and the cover are intact (dust cover may be missing). Pages can include small notes but not obscuring the text.


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