THE GRASSES by Alma Chestnut Moore


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A monograph, almost lyrical in character, devotes a great deal of appreciation to (along with the information it concentrates on) the grasses which originally covered one fifth of the globe, some for every age and climate, some to conserve the land, some to beautify it, others to provide necessary foods. Wheat, barley, rice, oats, etc., and their earliest uses and associations; the ""versatile"" bamboo and sugar cane; insects and blights and their control; erosion-all form a part of this story of the grasses which draws on many biblical and historical references, indicates their modern usage and importance. For a rather special nature-science market.

Publisher: Macmillan