Image de l'éditeur
Titre : Chocolate Tree: A Natural History of Cacao.
Éditeur : Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington DC
Date d'édition : 1994
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat de la jaquette : Dust Jacket Included
Edition : First Edition; First Printing indicated.
First Edition; First Printing indicated. Near Fine in Near Fine DJ: Both book and DJ show only very minor indications of use. Book shows very light shelf wear, but no obvious damage; the binding shows barely discernible lean, but remains perfectly secure; text clean. DJ shows only mild rubbing; mylar-protected. Overall, very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 200pp., with 15 colour and some b/w photos. (Smithsonian Nature Books). Hardback with DJ. This book is very aptly titled. It is exactly a natural history of the cocoa tree, a biography of a plant. I've never read a book quite like this before- -an entire book written about the detailed life cycle, evolution, and economic uses of a single plant. Although the book covers all aspects of the cocoa tree, it does emphasize the author's research on the pollinators of the cocoa tree. It was fascinating to learn how difficult it is to cultivate this rain forest plant commercially, and the science behind why it is difficult to do so. The book is written in an academic style with many citations to the published literature on the cocoa tree. The book also includes a listing of common names and scientific names for all plants and animals mentioned in the text. Despite the academic bent, the book is written for general audiences, and is not too technical. Anyone with a deep interest in the cultivation of cocoa will be interested in this book, as well as anyone with a general interest in the botany of the tropical rainforest. N° de réf. du libraire 43911
Modes de paiement
Le libraire accepte les modes de paiement suivants :
Vendeur AbeBooks depuis : 17 septembre 2012
Evaluation du vendeur :
We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described
on the www.abebooks.com web sites. If you're dissatisfied with your
purchase (Incorrect Book/Not as Described/Damaged) or if the
order hasn't arrived, you're eligible for a refund within 30
days of the estimated delivery date. If you've changed your
mind about a book that you've ordered, please use the Ask
bookseller a question link to contact us and we'll respond
within 2 business days.
Black Cat Hill Books is a sole proprietorship, Jes...
Orders ship within 2 business days. Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is significantly heavy or over-sized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.
Description de la librairie : We are an on-line business with on on-site access to the public.