Two possible texts are:
Seeds to Civilization: The Story of Food by
Charles B. Heiser, Jr. It is published by W.H. Freeman and Co. The
second edition that I use has a 1981 copyright date.
The Green World: An Introduction to Plants and People. by Richard M.
Klein. Harper & Row, Pub. 1979
I was introduced to these texts in a Plants and Civilization Course that
I took almost 10 years ago at Univ. of Maryland. Unfortunately the
instructor did not make tenure and has left for hopefully greener
pastures. The course was great. If I can find the syllabus I'll send
you a copy. I currently use both texts as supplemental reading in a
high school botany course that I have been teaching for 6 years.
wjmarose at umd5.umd.edu
Archbishop Spalding High School
Severn, Md 21044
On 18 Sep 1996, Michael E. Held wrote:
> Dear Plant Folks:
>> I have been requested to teach a course entitled Plants and
> Civilization at my college. This course is for non-science students. I am
> writing seeking help: could someone give me the name of a good text [or
> readings that are appropriate]. A syllabus from a similar course would also
> be appreciated.
>> In advance, many thanks.
>>> Mike Held
> Saint Peter's College
> Jersey City, NJ 07306