economic botany book

Wilson Crone cronewil at HVCC.EDU
Sun Apr 19 12:16:48 EST 1998

I've used both for a lower level course at the community college where I
teach.  I teach it in a late-start, half-semester format.  Given that
constraint, and given the widely varying background of the students, I found
that the Leventin and McMahon (Plants and Society) was the better bet.  Less
coverage than the gold standard of  Simpson and Orgorzaly (Economic Botany:
Plants in Our World), but enough to reinforce and extend from my
lectures/demonstations (my course time is pretty informal!).   Bill Crone

Wilson Crone, Department of  Biology, Hudson Valley Community College
Troy, NY 12180     cronewil at     (518) 270-7439 (office), -7542 (fax)

Robin Bingham wrote:

> Could anyone recommend a text for a lower level (100) economic botany
> class? I've looked over Simpson and Orgorzaly and at Levetin and McMahon,
> but have no experience with either.
> Thanks!
> Robin
> Robin Bingham, Ph.D.
> Biology Program
> Western State College
> Gunnison, CO  81231
> 970-943-3355
> rbingham at
> "Nobody sees a flower, really -- it is so small -- we haven't time, and to
> see takes time, like to have a friend takes time."
>                                         --Georgia O'Keeffe

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