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Palm sago : a tropical starch from marginal lands

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Title:Palm sago : a tropical starch from marginal lands
Authors:Ruddle, Kenneth
Johnson, Dennis
Townsend, Patricia K.
Rees, John D.
East-West Technology and Development Institute
LC Subject Headings:Sago
Date Issued:1978
Publisher:Published for the East-West Center by the University Press of Hawaii
Series:East-West Center book;
Abstract:This book takes a multidisciplinary and multicultural approach to studying the relationship between human societies and food- yielding tropical palms. A joint effort of four people whose special ties complement each other, it provides a broad and thorough examination of palm sago, a starch that has potential for small-scale, low-cost development in marginal areas of the tropics. Information on the extraction and production of palm sago in insular and mainland Southeast Asia, the tropical Americas, Melanesia, South China, and South Asia is presented here. More than an ethnobotanical monograph, this study places palm sago and its use within the relevant historical, technological, nutritional, commercial, and ritual context. Well-illustrated and drawing together a broad spectrum of information, this study provides the depth of knowledge of man/plant relationship needed to plan the rational development of tropical swamp environments. Academics and professionals in many fields will find this book of interest.
Description:"An East-West Center book from the East-West Technology and Development Institute."

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Table of Contents:Introduction -- Traditional extraction and preparation of sago -- Sago as subsistence, complementary, and emergency food -- Sago in myth and ritual -- Modern commercial sago production in Sabah, Brunei, and Sarawak -- International trade -- The future outlook for sago production
Pages/Duration:xvi, 207 p.
Appears in Collections: E-W Center Books, Reports, and Other Printed Media

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