Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: List of Contributors Preface 1. Evolution and Systematics Robert S. Wallace and Arthur C. Gibson 2. Shoot Anatomy and Morphology Teresa Terrazas Salgado and James D. Mauseth 3. Root Structure and Function Joseph G. Dubrovsky and Gretchen B. North 4. Environmental Biology Park S. Nobel and Edward G. Bobich 5. Reproductive Biology Eulogio Pimienta-Barrios and Rafael F. del Castillo 6. Population and Community Ecology Alfonso Valiente Banuet and Hctor Godnez-Alvarez 7. Consumption of Platyopuntias by Wild Vertebrates Eric Mellink and Mnica E. Riojas-Lpez 8. Biodiversity and Conservation Thomas H. Boyle and Edward F. Anderson 9. Mesoamerican Domestication and Diffusion Alejandro Casas and Giuseppe Barbera 10.Cactus Pear Fruit Production Paolo Inglese, Filadelfio Basile, and Mario Schirra 11. Fruits of Vine and Columnar Cacti Avinoam Nerd, Noemi Tel-Zur, and Yosef Mizrahi 12. Forage, Fodder, and Animal Nutrition Ali Nefzaoui and Hichem Ben Salem 13. Nopalitos, Mucilage, Fiber, and Cochineal Carmen Senz-Hernndez, Joel Corrales-Garcia, and Gildardo Aquino-Prez 14. Insect Pests and Diseases Helmuth G. Zimmermann and Giovanni Granata 15. Cactus Breeding and Biotechnology Brad Chapman, Candelario Mondragon Jacobo, Ronald A. Bunch, and Andrew H. Paterson Index. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: The Cactaceae family, with about sixteen hundred species, is cultivated worldwide for fruits, forage, fodder, and even as a vegetable. Cacti are recognized for their attractive flowers, special stem shapes, and ability to tolerate drought. Because of their efficient use of water and other adaptations, biological and agronomic interest in cacti has soared. These fascinating plants also have much to teach us about biodiversity and conservation. Yet a current, synthetic, wide-ranging reference on cacti has not been available until now. This comprehensive book, compiled by a well-known cactus biologist, includes authoritative, up-to-date chapters by thirty-five contributors from around the world on topics ranging from evolution to biotechnology. It is the first book of its kind to compile information on cactus biology, ecology, and uses in one convenient place.
The first half of the book provides a thorough overview of cactus biology and morphology and discusses the environmental and conservation issues that affect the plants. It includes a discussion of the evolution of the family, paying particular attention to new genetic and molecular approaches. The second half of the book focuses on the practical concerns of cultivating cacti, such as pest control and diseases, horticultural and forage applications, and techniques for agronomy. Other chapters cover the different markets for cacti and products that are made from them.
This unique volume will be a reliable and informative reference for ecologists and environmentalists, agriculturists, plant biologists, and anyone seriously interested in these remarkable plants.
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"There is nothing in the world like this book. It should be in every library and on the bookshelves of all those interested in cacti. The book will be an important resource for plant physiology, agronomy, and horticulture classes at both the undergraduate and graduate level."—Bruce Smith, Brigham Young University
"Cacti: Biology and Uses is a landmark publication of one of the world's most unique group of plants. Park Nobel, a leading authority on succulent plants, has assembled a collection of contributions that spans a wide range of issues extending from basic systematics, anatomy, physiology and ecology to considerations of conservation and human uses of this diverse group of plants. This nicely-produced and well-illustrated volume provides a resource that will be of great use to a wide range of scientists, practitioners, and enthusiasts of this plant group."—Harold Mooney, Paul S. Achilles Professor of Environmental Biology, Stanford University
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Descripción University of California Press, 2002. hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. First Edition. First edition, first printing with full number line. This book is in Excellent Condition. Dustjacket in clear Mylar cover included, minimal wear to jacket, covers and edges, text is clean with no marks, binding tight. Not Ex-library or Remaindered. 100% guaranteed. Due to the size/weight of this item, additional shipping charges may apply for International or Expedited orders. Nº de ref. de la librería 614267
Descripción University of California Press, 2002. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: New. New hardcover in dust jacket. Authoritative chapters by thirty-five contributors from around the world on topics ranging from evolution to biotechnology. Black and white photographs. Figures and tables. Nº de ref. de la librería C324
Descripción Univ of California Press, Ewing, New Jersey, U.S.A., 2002. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine. Nº de ref. de la librería D0677
Descripción University of California Press. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. 0520231570 Crisp, clean, unread book with some shelfwear - NICE. Nº de ref. de la librería Z0520231570Z2
Descripción Univ of California Pr, Ewing, New Jersey, U.S.A., 2002. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Good. 280 pages. Size: 4to - over 9? - 12" Tall. Nº de ref. de la librería 57807
Descripción Univ of California Pr, Ewing, New Jersey, U.S.A., 2002. Cloth. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine. First Edition. Unused pristine copy bound in black cloth with green title on spine. Dust jacket is unclipped and pristine. Compiled by a well-known cactus biologist, this book includes authoritative chapters by 35 contributors on topics ranging from evolution to biotechnology. The first half provides an overview of cactus morphology, biology and conservation issues. The second half focuses on practical concerns of cultivation such as pest control, horticultural and forage applications, and markets for cacti and products made from them. 280 pages include B&W photos, charts, maps. Due to size and weight of this item, additional shipping charges may be necessary. Nº de ref. de la librería 0520231570-B
Descripción University of California Press, 2002. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M0520231570
Descripción University of California Press, 2002. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Used: Like New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine Unclipped Jacket. First Edition. As new in as new unclipped jacket. 281pp. A collectible / giftable copy. -Quality Counts! All books shipped in Cardboard and all books with dust jackets have mylar jacket protectors., Nº de ref. de la librería 150123007
Descripción University of California Press, Berkeley, CA, 2002. US Printing. Qto. VG+/VG. black glossy DJ spine with white, orange and green titles. jacket front and rear feature text overlay titling on brightly illustrative photos. edgewear is minor, snug DJ over solid black clothbound HB with metallic light green titling, gently bumped board corners. bright white fep/ffep. light ivory textblock, very neat and clear with tables and some figures. 280 pp. ISBN# 0520231570. Rockville. Nº de ref. de la librería 7-69-1258591
Descripción 2002. Botany, Natural History. University of California Press. Very good - fine cloth and dust jacket 280p. Nº de ref. de la librería 100109