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 Title Postharvest Diseases and Disorders of Fruits and Vegetables - A Colour Atlas, Volume Two: Vegetables
 Author/Editor Anna L. Snowdon
 Additional Information

Manson Plishing, London, UK,416 p, ebook,ISBN: 978-1-84076-598-4(

 Review This is not a second edition, but is an electronic version of the classic anduseful book that was originally published in 1992. It covers the following vegetables:

  1. Cucurbits: Cucumbers; Melons; Watermelons; Marrows; Squashes and Chayotes
  1. Solanaceous Fruit Vegetables: Tomatoes; Peppers and Eggplants
  2. Miscellaneous Fruit Vegetables: Okra; Sweet corn
  3. Legumes: Peas and Beans
  4. Brassicas: Cabbages; Cauliflowers; Broccoli and Brussels Sprouts
  5. Miscellaneous Flower, Stem and Leaf Vegetables: Artichokes (Globe); Asparagus; Celery and Florence Fennel; Lettuce; Chicory and Endive; Mint; Parsley; Cress and Watercress; Rhubarb; Spinach; Spring Onions; Leeks and Chives
  6. Bulbs: Onions; Shallots and Garlic
  7. Temperate Roots and Tubers: Beets; Carrots and Parsnips; Jerusalem Artichokes; Potatoes; Radishes; Swedes (Rutabagas) and Turnips
  8. Tropical Roots and Tubers: Cassava; Cocoyams (Tannias and Taros); Ginger; Sweetpotatoes; Yams

The book has more than 510 color photographs and microscope drawings and is fully referenced plus key articles for further reading. Also, the book includes useful glossary, lexicon, and index. I highly recommend this book to all those who are interested in diagnosis of postharvest diseases and disorders of vegetables and do not have the printed book or want an electronic version.

 Date 2010 (1992)
 Reviewed By Adel Kader


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