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Food Crops: Evolution, Diversity and Advances

D.A. Patil (Author)

The treatise presents a wide range of information on different facets of world food crops. It justifies the present state of knowledge with reference to crop history, initial and latest developments with evolutionary approach based on karyotaxonomic and geographical evidence. The author has endeavored to dilate attempts for crop domestication and cultivation by worldwide human societies. These are supported by various considerations like ethnology, philology, ancient and religious treatises, archaeological evidence, works of pioneers, various human affairs, etc. He further based his writing on botanical conclusions accrued from distribution, number of varieties, occurrence of wild types, agro-botanical characteristics, time and place of origin, and worldwide usage of each crop species. The treatise is a highly-acclaimed source of information of crop plants useful to degree and post-graduate students of botany, agriculture and food science as a main text and reference work for researchers. It is recommendable for use in any country especially in the English speaking world. It will also appeal to the general reader, being rich in contents. In a nutshell, this treatise is a history of development of food crops. And therefore, a humble attempt has been made, first, to ascertain what was actually done or said, and second, to emphasize the causes of success or failure. Truly, it is the study of causes that makes history more fruitful and a basis for evaluating the future events with confidence.

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About the author

D.A. Patil

Dr. D.A. Patil did his Ph.D. in 1983, from Dr. B.A. Marathwada University, Aurangabad (M.S.). He is Reader in P.G. Department of Botany, S.S.V.S’s L.K. Dr.P.R. Ghogrey Science College, Dhule. He was Chairman, Board of Studies in Botany and dean of faculty of science, North Maharasthra University, Jalgaon (MS.) He is a member of many prestigious academic and scientific societies. He is also a member of Editorial Advisory Boards for Journal of Life Journal of Advanced in Science and technology. He has significantly contributed in the field of research in taxonomy, floristic, plant anatomy, morphology, ethnobotany and etymology. He is recipient of Dr. M.S. Swaminathan award for the year 1999, awarded by Indian Botanical Society for publishing the best research paper. He has published 76 research papers in reputed national and international journals. He authored Flora of Dhule and Nandurbar District, Forest Flora of Jalgaon District (Maqharashtra) and A key to the Angiospermic families of North Maharashtra. He has guided six research students for Ph.D. degree. Recently, he received Scientists of the Year Award, 2004, awarded by national Environmental Science Academy, New Delhi.

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Title Food Crops: Evolution, Diversity and Advances
Author D.A. Patil
Format Hardcover
Date published: 27.06.2019
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789388449373
length 440p.