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Genetic Manipulation of Crops - Proceedings of the International Symposium on Genetic Manipulation; the 3rd International Symposium on Haploidy; the Ist International Symposium on Somatic Cell Genetics in Crops. Beijing 1984.

By: N/A

Price: £17.50

Publisher: London, Cassell Tycooly: 1988

Seller ID: 003239

ISBN: 1851480226


Large 8vo, pp xx, 466, paperback, slight wear to the covers, the lower cover slightly creased, a very good copy internally. [Haploids. Diploids. Mutation and Mutagenesis. Somaclonal variation. Somatic morphogenesis. Protoplast. View more info

Semi-Dwarf Cereal Mutants and Their Use in Cross-Breeding . [Proceedings of a Research Co-Ordination Meeting Organized By the Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Isotope and Radiation Applications of Atomic Energy for Food and Agricultural Development

By: N/A

Price: £12.50

Publisher: Vienna, International Atomic Energy Agency: 1982

Seller ID: 004286


Quarto, pp 138, paperback, the slightest signs of wear, initials of professor J.G. Hawkes on upper cover. View more info

Image for Calliandra : A versatile small tree for the humid tropics (Pat Brenan's copy]

Calliandra : A versatile small tree for the humid tropics (Pat Brenan's copy]

By: N/A

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Washington, National Academy Press: 1984

Seller ID: 013981

Condition: Very Good


Second printing. Illustrated, slim octavo, pp 52, paperback, covers a little faded otherwise a very good copy. With the bookplate of the botanist Pat Brenan, at one time Director of Kew Gardens. [Postage will be reduced] View more info

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Mangium and Other Fast-Growing Acacias for the Humid Tropics

By: N/A

Price: £4.50

Publisher: Washington, National Academy Press: 1983

Seller ID: 013982

Condition: Very Good


Second printing. Illustrated, slim octavo, pp 62, paperback, a very good copy. [Postage will be reduced] View more info

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Underexploited Tropical Plants with Promising Economic Value

By: N/A

Price: £3.50

Publisher: Washington, National Academy of Sciences: 1976

Seller ID: 014000

Condition: Very Good


Second printing. Octavo, pp x, 189, fore-edge slightly age-toned, paperback, a very good copy. [Cereals, roots and tubers, vegetables, fruits, oilseeds, forage etc] View more info

Image for Die Kulturpflanze. Mitteilungen aus dem Zentralinstitut für Genetik und Kulturpflanzenforschung Gatersleben der Akademie der Wissenschaften der DDR Band. 29 (=Volume XXIX]  [Jack Hawkes' copy]

Die Kulturpflanze. Mitteilungen aus dem Zentralinstitut für Genetik und Kulturpflanzenforschung Gatersleben der Akademie der Wissenschaften der DDR Band. 29 (=Volume XXIX] [Jack Hawkes' copy]

By: Bohme, H. (et al) (editors)

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Berlin, Akademie Verlag: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013963

ISBN: 0075-7209

Condition: Good


Illustrated, large octavo, pp 534, slightly used internally, paperback, covers slightly worn, spine wrinkled and slightly fraying at the head. [Professor Jack Hawkes' copy, with his signature on the front endpaper and the outer cover. He contributed one of the papers, many of which are in English.] A heavy book - extra postage may be needed. View more info

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Recherches critiques sur l'olivier de Laperrine. . Étude anatomique du limbe des innovations des Aristida de l'Afrique du Nord et du Sahara. Botanique Saharienne Memoire 6.

By: Bourreil, P. Benichou, A

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Alger, Institut de Recheres Sahariennes: 1962

Seller ID: 008268

Condition: Good


A few illustrations and charts, quarto, pp 202, paperback, very slightly worn. (The work on the olive occupies the first 55 pages). View more info

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Plants Consumed by Man [Alan Davidson's copy]

By: Brouk, B.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London & New York, Academic Press: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009347

ISBN: 012136450X

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, large 8vo, pp x, 479, very slight foxing to the fore-edge, otherwise a good sound copy in a price-clipped dustwrapper which is slightly worn and torn. SCARCE. [Alan Davidson's copy, with his "fish" bookplate. One of the most important figures in twentieth century culinary writing and scholarship, Davidson was a British diplomat and historian best known for his writing and editing on food and gastronomy. He was the author of the 900-page, encyclopedic The Oxford Companion to Food. In 1948, Davidson joined the Foreign Office and served in diplomatic posts in Washington, ... View more info

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Plants, Food, People

By: Chrispeels, Maarten J. & Sadava, David

Price: £4.50

Publisher: San Francisco, W.H. Freeman and Company: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014216

ISBN: 0716703777

Condition: Very Good


A few illustrations within the text, octavo, pp (6), 278, an old pencil price rather heavy on the front endpaper, otherwise very clean inernally, paperback, covers very slightly worn. [Plants as a source of food; nutrition from the soil; energy in crop production; origins of modern agriculture; strategies for pest control; plant breeding and the green revolution etc.] View more info

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Biological stains - a handbook on the nature and uses of the dyes employed in the biological laboratory

By: Conn, H.J.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Geneva, New York, Biotech Publications: 1953

Seller ID: 012087

Condition: Good


Sixth edition. Small octavo, pp 367, fore-edge slightly foxed, a small neat name on the front endpaper, otherwise very clean internally, cloth slightly worn and rubbed, the spine-head a bit bruised. View more info

Atlas De Poche Des Plantes Utiles Des Pays Chauds, Les Plus Importantes Pour Le Commerce

By: De Janville, P.

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Paris, Paul Klincksieck: 1902

Seller ID: 004063


63 coloured and 37 plain plates, 12mo, pp vi, 173, some foxing throuoghout, half-title slightly marked, grey cloth a little dull and worn, lower cover a little marked. SCARCE. View more info

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The Cork

By: de Oliveira, Manuel Alves & Leonel

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Grupo Amorim: 1991

Edition: First English edition

Seller ID: 013763

ISBN: 9729552509

Condition: Very Good


Well illustrated, small slim quarto, pp 159, slight production damage to the front endpaper at the upper hinge, otherwise an immaculate copy internally, pictorial boards in excellent condition, a fine copy in the original cork slipcase.[A detailed and highly photographic monograph of the economic aspects of the Cork Oak - Quercus suber.] View more info

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Plants of Hawaii National Park Illustrative of Plants and Customs of the South Seas

By: Degener, Otto

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Private printing ?: 1984

Seller ID: 013427

Condition: Very Good


[1984 reprint of the original work of 1930]. Illustrated, octavo, pp xvi, 312, (4), paperback, a very good copy. [A work of considerable detail.] View more info

Herbarium Survey of African Corchorus species

By: EDMONDS, Jennifer M.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Rome, International Board for Plant Genetic Resources: 1990

Seller ID: 005550

ISBN: 9290431911


Maps, large 8vo, pp 284, paperback, very slightly worn, corner slightly bumped, otherwise a good copy with slightly faded covers. View more info

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Managing Plant Genetic Diversity

By: Engels, Johannes ; V R Rao; Anthony H D Brown; Michael Jackson

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Wallingford, CABI Publishing: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014168

ISBN: 0851995225

Condition: As New


Large octavo, pp xviii, 487, pictorial boards, a very good copy, virtually as new. Professor Jack Hawkes' copy, who contributed a short introductory paper on O.H. Frankel. This is preceeded by M.T. Jackson's "Jack Hawkes : plant collector, researcher, educator and visionary". [This book contains edited and revised papers from a conference on 'Science and Technology for Managing Plant Genetic Diversity in the 21st Century' held in Malaysia in June 2000, organised by the International Plant Genetic Resources Institute (IPGRI). It includes keynote papers and some 40 additional ones, cov... View more info

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PLANT GENETIC RESOURCES IN ETHIOPIA (Jack Hawkes' copy]

By: Engles, J. M. M.; Hawkes, J. G.; Melaku Worede (editors)

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014209

ISBN: 0521384567

Condition: Very Good


Octavo, pp xvi, 383, a tiny mark to the fore-edge, otherwise a very good copy indeed, pictorial laminated boards. From the library of Professor Jack Hawkes, with his signature on the front endpaper. [One of the world centres of crop evolution and origin, Ethiopia has long been recognized as an important area of diversity for several major and various minor crops. Based on an international conference held in Addis Ababa, this book describes how this genetic diversity is of vital importance in breeding varieties of crops with desirable characteristics such as increased resistance to pests and di... View more info

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Medicinal and Other Uses of North American Plants - A Historical Survey with Special Reference to the Eastern Indian Tribes

By: Erichsen-Brown, Charlotte

Price: £9.00

Publisher: New York, Dover Publications Inc.: 1989

Seller ID: 010520

ISBN: 048625951x

Condition: New


Well illustrated with line drawings, thick 8vo, pp xxii, 512, paperback, a very good new copy. View more info

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Naturally Occurring Phorbol Esters

By: Evans, Fred J.

Price: £115.00

Publisher: Boca Raton, Florida, CRC Press, Inc: 1986

Seller ID: 005141

ISBN: 0849351170


Large 8vo, pp (6), 313, a good bright copy. SCARCE. View more info

The Soya Bean and the New Soya Flour

By: Ferree, C.J.

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, William Heineman (Medical Books): 1929

Seller ID: 003958


Illustrated, small square 8vo, pp xii, 80, map frontispiece, original yellow boards with blue paper labels on upper cover and spine, the covers very slightly worn, spine head a little frayed. Originally in the library of Spiller Laboratory, with their small stamp on the front endpaper, but no other markings. View more info

The Recent Chemistry of Natural Products, Including Tobacco - Proceedings of the Second Philip Morris Science Symposium - Richmond, Virginia - October 30, 1975

By: Fina, Nicholas J. (Editor)

Price: £12.50

Publisher: New York, Philip Morris Incorporated: 1976

Seller ID: 002448


Illustrated mainly in black-and-white, 8vo, pp 176, navy cloth with white titles on upper cover and spine, no dustwrapper, bears bookplate of J.P.M. Brenan (former Director Royal Botanic Garden,Kew) on front pastedown endpaper, very good clean copy. View more info