Collins New Naturalist Library (85) - Plant Disease

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9780002200752: Collins New Naturalist Library (85) - Plant Disease

Another volume in the popular New Naturalist series, this book covers all aspects of diseases of plants growing in the wild or likely to be encountered on cultivated plants in farm, forest and garden.

Between 1845 and 1851 one and a half million Irish men, women and children died in misery from starvation and disease; the result of potato blight, a fungal disease that destroyed their potato crops. A million more people, driven to despair by the succession of appalling harvests, emigrated, mostly to America. So it was that a plant disease changed the course of history, its economic effects causing not only social but also major political upheaval.

Many plant diseases have had surprisingly far reaching social and economic effects, so the study of these diseases is of great interest and importance to scientists, horticulturists, agriculturalists and foresters. In Plant Disease: A Natural History, Ingram and Robertson draw on personal observations in the field and laboratory to discuss all types of diseases caused by fungi, from rots and mildews to rusts, smuts and tumours. The symptoms encountered in the wild are described, together with their causes. A final chapter discusses the diseases caused by viruses, bacteria and flowering plants.

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Between 1845 and 1851 one and a half million Irish men, women and children died in misery from starvation and disease; the result of a potato blight, a fungal disease that destroyed their potato crops. A million more people, driven to despair by the succession of appalling harvests, emigrated, mostly to America. So it was that a plant disease changed the course of history, its economic effects causing not only social but also major political upheaval.

Many plant diseases have had surprisingly far-reaching social and economic effects, so the study of these diseases is of great interest and importance to scientists, horticulturists, agriculturists and foresters. This latest addition to the New Naturalist series covers all aspects of diseases of plants growing in the wild or likely to be encountered on cultivated plants in farm, forest and garden.

The preliminary chapters look at the causes of plant disease and investigate the mechanisms of pathogenicity and disease resistance in planets. Drawing on personal observations in the field and laboratory, the authors then go on to discuss all types of disease caused by fungi, from rots and mildew to rusts, smuts and tumours. The symptoms encountered in the wild are described, together with their causes. A final chapter discusses the disease caused by viruses, bacteria and flowering plants. The highly comprehensive text is accompanied throughout by over 200 vivid illustrations, making 'Plant Disease' an essential companion for all amateur and professional naturalists, gardeners and scientists.

About the Author:

Noel Robertson: started out as a plant pathologist in Africa. He then became a lecturer in plant pathology at Cambrdge University before taking up the post of Professor of Botany at the University of Hull. He then became Professor of Agriculture at Edinburgh University. He is now retired.

David S. Ingram: has held numerous academic posts at Universities in England and Scotland. He has also held posts at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (Director), the Royal Horticultural Society (Professor of Horticulture) and is President of the British Society for Plant Pathology.

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