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Eric Block - Garlic and Other Alliums - 9781849731805 - V9781849731805
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Garlic and Other Alliums

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Description for Garlic and Other Alliums Paperback. Outlines the extensive history and use since the dawn of civilization of alliums, as well as the understanding of their botany and chemistry. Num Pages: 480 pages, 130 colour illustrations. BIC Classification: PDZ; PNN; PST; TDCT. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 153 x 228 x 23. Weight in Grams: 634.
The name "Allium" is said to come from the Greek word to avoid because of its offensive smell. The genus Allium includes more than 800 species of which only a few have been cultivated as foods. Many of the other members of this genus are popular with gardeners as easy to maintain perennials, although the smell of some members of the genus can be off-putting. The smell is a consequence of breakdown of sulfur-containing compounds which is a characteristic of this family of plants. Garlic, onions, leeks, chives and other members of the genus Allium occupy a unique position both ... Read more

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About Eric Block
Eric Block, Carla Rizzo Delray Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at the University at Albany, State University of New York, received a B.S. in chemistry from Queens College of the City University of New York and an M.S. and Ph.D. in chemistry from Harvard University with 1990 Nobel Laureate E.J. Corey. Prior to coming to Albany he was Professor of Chemistry ... Read more

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This book brings to mind the poet Horace's formula for successful writing: He wins every hand who mingles profit with pleasure, by delighting and instructing the reader at the same time. Eric Block has certainly mixed the useful and the sweet in his book.I started BlockÆs book as a reviewer and became an admirer. A book that contributes so richly ... Read more

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