A History of Colonial Plants

From Cocoa to Vanilla

by Serge Volper (writer)
Collection: Beaux livres
december 2001
Hardback book
210 x 240 format 144 pages In stock
26,40 €
eBook [PDF]
210 x 240 format 144 pages Download after purchase
14,99 €


This journey takes us from the end of the 19th century to the African States gaining independence in the late 1950s.
A first part retraces the history of Africa through the French colonies established on the continent. This history is linked to the discoveries and exchanges of tropical plants and their exploitation to provide the metropolis with tropical products (ground nut, coffee, cocoa, etc.) on which its economy depended. The market for these productions boomed in the 20th century, following advances fuelled mainly by the results of agronomic research work in the experimental stations.
The second part delivers a history of major agricultural speculations entwined with African countries. We can appreciate this history of colonial plants through old photos and a wealth of commented illustrations, along with stories retracing the life of a few outstanding personalities of the time.
 

Préface

 

Un peu d’histoire

Naissance du domaine colonial français

L'essor de l'agriculture tropicale

 

 

L'épopée des plantes coloniales en Afrique

Le cacao

Le café

Le palmier à huile

L'arachide

Le coton

Le caoutchouc

La banane

Les épices, vanille et girofle

 

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Language(s): French

Publisher: Éditions Quae

Edition: 1st edition

Collection: Beaux livres

Published: 21 december 2001

Reference Hardback book: 02273

Reference eBook [PDF]: 02273NUM

EAN13 Hardback book: 9782759210305

EAN13 eBook [PDF]: 9782759210312

Interior: Two-colour

Format (in mm) Hardback book: 210 x 240

Pages count Hardback book: 144

Pages count eBook [PDF]: 144

Weight (in grammes): 720 (Hardback book)

Size: 17 Mo (PDF)

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