Domestication of Plants in the Old World. The origin and spread of domesticated plants on Southwest Asia, Europe and the Mediterranean Basin 4th ed.

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Domestication of Plants in the Old World. The origin and spread of domesticated plants on Southwest Asia, Europe and the Mediterranean Basin 4th ed. Author: Format: Paperback First Published: Published By: Oxford University Press Pages: 264 ISBN: 9780199688173 Category:

Reviews and summarises the information on the origins and domestication of cultivated plants in the Old World, and subsequently the spread of cultivation from southwest Asia into Asia, Europe, and North Africa, This new edition revises and updates previous data and incorporates the most recent findings from molecular biology about the genetic relations between domesticated plants and their wild ancestors, and incorporates extensive new archaeological data about the spread of agriculture within the region. Now available in paperback for the first time.

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This is an excellent book that will be consulted for many years. It has essentially been a classic since the first edition. * Economic Botany, April 2013 * Botany, plant conservation, agriculture, archaeology and the ancient history of western civilisation all meet in this invaluable book. * Stephen P. Tomkins, The Biologist *

Author Biography

Daniel Zohary, Professor Emeritus, Department of Evolution, Systematics and Ecology, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel Maria Hopf, Formerly Head of the Botany Department, Romisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum, Mainz, Germany [deceased] Ehud Weiss, The Institute of Archaeology, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel