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New crops and their diffusion

Irene Joan Thirsk

New crops and their diffusion

tobacco-growing in seventeenth-century England.

by Irene Joan Thirsk

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Published .
Written in English


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ContributionsStratford, John, d. 1348., Somerscales, Henry.
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Open LibraryOL20696124M

About the Book. Book 1: Production and Management of Spices. Book 2: Production and Management of Tea. Book 3: Production and Management of Rubber. Book 4: Production and Manageme. 3. Landraces from New World cultivation. Landraces from the Center of Origin of cultivation date back many centuries. The dating and location of earliest cultivation of crop species remains subject to some uncertainty, but earliest cultivation for most crop species is dated from B.C. to 12, B.C. Earliest cultivation was often.

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  A new study reveals the full extent of globalization in our food supply. More than two-thirds of the crops that underpin national diets originally came from somewhere else — often far away. The New World had only a few, possibly because humans had been present there and had lived in dense populations, cities, for a short time compared to the Old. Possibly of greater importance is the relative lack of domesticated herd animals in America, one of our richest sources of disease micro-organisms.


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