Cover

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Title page, Copyright

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Contents

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pp. v-vi

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Preface

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pp. vii-viii

This book endeavours to make the readers understand and recognise the crops and other useful plants grown in East Africa. It also aims at simplifying communication with regard to economic plant names...

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Acknowledgements

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pp. ix-x

I am grateful to my employer, the University of Nairobi, for the continuous moral and financial support of most of my research projects since my employment in 1968...

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Dedication I

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pp. xi-xii

A brilliant scholar, David Wasawo graduated with an M.A. degree in Zoology in 1952 from Oxford University (the oldest and most prestigious British University) and was the first East African to be awarded a degree in science...

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Dedication II and In Memoriam

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pp. xiii-xvi

Thomas Odhiambo attended his secondary education at Maseno School (1946-1949), completing his form four class in Division I (Cambridge School Certificate). Between 1950 and 1953, he enrolled as a science student at Makerere College in Kampala majoring in Botany and Zoology...

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About the Author

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pp. xvii-xx

Professor John Kokwaro is currently Emeritus Professor (Botany) at the School of Biological Sciences, University of Nairobi. He is a distinguished Kenyan Scientist who has taught and undertaken leading research projects in Botany and related plant sciences at the University since August 1968...

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Section 1 - INTRODUCTION

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pp. 1-28

The introduction to the book presents a brief statistical analysis of East Africa’s environment, geographical location, surface area, temperatures, agricultural production, and demography...

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Section 2 - TYPE A CLASSES: Classification Based on Usage

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pp. 29-100

Cereals or grain crops are in most countries the most important sources of plant-based food for humans, usually providing their staple diet. The word “cereal” is derived from “Ceres”, the goddess considered as the giver-of-grain by the Romans...

Section 3 - TYPE B CLASSES: Commercial Classification

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pp. 101-142

Section 4 - Botanical Illustrations of Selected Crops and Economic Plants of East Africa

Illustrations of Selected Crops and Economic Plants of East Africa

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pp. 145-170

Selected Bibliography

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pp. 171-172

Index to Botanical Names

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pp. 173-185

Back cover

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