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The domestication of non-cereal crops

Denis J. Murphy

in People, Plants and Genes: The Story of Crops and Humanity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199207145
eISBN:
9780191708893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207145.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Non-cereal crops are dominated by pulses (large-seeded legumes) and root crops, such as potatoes and yams. With their higher protein content and nitrogen-fixing ability, pulses complement cereals ... More


Dormancy and difference 1925–1929

Anthony Kauders

in German Politics and the Jews: Düsseldorf and Nuremberg, 1910-1933

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206316
eISBN:
9780191677076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206316.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter illustrates both the continuity of Weimar history and the varieties of local and regional experience. By and large, anti-Semitic activities were suspended in this period, when the ... More


Carbohydrates, fats, and energy

Felicity Savage King and Ann Burgess

in Nutrition for Developing Countries

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192622334
eISBN:
9780191723643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192622334.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses the importance of carbohydrates, fats, and energy. Topics covered include types of carbohydrates (sugars, starches, fibre), fat and fatty acids, cholesterol and heart disease, ... More


Biodegradable thermoplastic starch/poly (vinyl alcohol): nanocomposites with layered silicates

Katherine M. Dean, Euthathios Petinakis, and Long Yu

in Nanocomposites with Biodegradable Polymers: Synthesis, Properties, and Future Perspectives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199581924
eISBN:
9780191728853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199581924.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

In this chapter, the formation, structures, and properties of a series of thermoplastic starch/ poly(vinylalcohol)(PVOH) nanocomposites with layered silicates are discussed. The relative ... More


Bio-nanocomposites based on starch

Fengwei Xie, Peter J. Halley, and Luc Avérous

in Nanocomposites with Biodegradable Polymers: Synthesis, Properties, and Future Perspectives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199581924
eISBN:
9780191728853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199581924.003.0010
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

It has been seen that starch bio-nanocomposite systems are complex systems that are tuneable via type of nanofillers, design of nanofiller geometry (size, shape), design of nanofiller surface ... More


Candy Floss, Cellulose, Sugars and Foods

David Segal

in Materials for the 21st Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198804079
eISBN:
9780191842320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804079.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials, Soft Matter / Biological Physics

Chapter 2 describes conversion of cellulose to useful products in the 19th century (rayon, celluloid, guncotton) and the role of glucose in its chemical structure. The preparation of candy floss ... More


Craving Earth: Understanding Pica--the Urge to Eat Clay, Starch, Ice, and Chalk

Sera Young

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231146098
eISBN:
9780231517898
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231146098.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This book provides a portrait of pica, or non-food cravings, from earliest times to current times. It explains how humans have eaten earth, on purpose, for more than 2,300 years and that people also ... More


Taste and Mouthfeel of Soups and Sauces

John R. Mitchell

in The Kitchen as Laboratory: Reflections on the Science of Food and Cooking

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153454
eISBN:
9780231526920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153454.003.0021
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

In traditional cuisine, soups and sauces are thickened with starch-based ingredients, such as wheat flour. Although it is possible to obtain a similar degree of thickening in soups and sauces with ... More


A Biogeography of Human Diet and Drugs

Alexander H. Harcourt

in Human Biogeography

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520272118
eISBN:
9780520951778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520272118.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

Our diet affects our physiology. People who can drink milk as adults have evolved different physiologies from those who cannot. The same is true of people who live on starch. Only the Japanese can ... More


People and Plants in the Precontact Caribbean: The View from Canímar Abajo, Cuba

David G. Smith

in Cuban Archaeology in the Caribbean

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781683400028
eISBN:
9781683400257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400028.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Research work at the site of Canímar Abajo in northern Cuba, one of the rare Cuban sites investigated through systematic, large scale excavations, has yielded exciting new data that contribute to our ... More


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