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The Lost Crops of the Incas: Little-Known Plants of the Andes with Promise for Worldwide Cultivation Paperback – Apr 19 2005

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 436 pages
  • Publisher: Books for Business (April 19 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0894991973
  • ISBN-13: 978-0894991974
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.5 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 544 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #287,650 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Ad Hoc Panel of the Advisory Committee on Technology Innovation, Board on Science and Technology for International Development, National Research Council --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Remarkable & Irreplaceable April 20 2014
By Greg Caton - Published on
I first read this book several years ago, and only later found myself living in the high Andes on my own farm in Ecuador. At my altitude (2,750 to 3,000 meters) over 75% of the plants mentioned in this book can be cultivated. In my opinion, this book is irreplaceable. I have found no other book like it. It is packed with useful information that you can use to grow these plants if you live in "The Land of the Incas." In fact, it's loaded with information that even the locals here no longer know.

I understand why this book is so expensive and/or no longer in print. It serves a small audience. But if you live in a tropical highland biome (even the big island of Hawaii) where these plants will thrive, you will not find another practical book like it --- no matter how hard you look.

I know. I've tried.
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Endlessly Fascinating Aug. 31 2006
By Andrea Dunlap - Published on
The book is a little dry, but you'd expect that from something by the National Research Council. The information within is concise, well-organized and extremely impressive. Have you ever heard of Tarwi before? No? Well it could be the next big bean to replace soy. It just needs a little R & D.