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Farmers' Bounty: Locating Crop Diversity in the Contemporary World

Stephen B. Brush

Abstract

This book defines the dimensions of crop diversity and questions surrounding it. Understanding the nature of crop diversity and its fate in the modern world is an international scientific enterprise that draws scientists from many different disciplines—archaeology, geography, botany, genetics, anthropology, and economics. Since the mid-nineteenth century, many investigators have dealt with this topic and have defined an array of scientific, industrial, and political issues that reach far beyond the original investigations of botanists and natural historians. Geneticists and social scientists s ... More

Keywords: crop diversity, ecology, resource conservation, agricultural evolution, crop varieties, species, crop improvement, plant domestication, maize bread, biological technology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780300100495
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300100495.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen B. Brush, author