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Abstracts of Recent Research in Cookery and Allied Subjects: IV. Vegetables and Fruits


by Victoria Carlsson 1930

IN THE beginning of the nineteenth century the origin of most of our cultivated plants was unknown. In 1855, Alphonse De Candolle conducted research to discover the countries in which our cultivated plants occurred in the wild state. Since that time he and others have confirmed and extended this knowledge to 247 species. Of these, the Old World contributed 199, America 45, and the origins of 3 are yet unknown. De Candolle with infinite care searched the records of the most eminent naturalists, archaeologists, paleontologists, historians, geologists, and philologists and personally interviewed those living at the time. This abstract on the origin of, to us, most interesting plants will be given under the following headings: [7]


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 31 Number 8, 1930, p. 791-811
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 7012, Date Accessed: 10/23/2017 9:28:48 AM

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