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date: 02 June 2020

Tropical Gardening 

Source:
Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History
Author(s):
William H. McNEILLWilliam H. McNEILL

Tropical gardeners of Southeast Asia domesticated a great many plants as early as 8500 bce—such as rice, cane sugar, citrus fruit, bananas, coconuts, and yams—some of which still play a significant part in feeding humankind in far-flung parts of the Earth. Tropical gardeners survive today, like hunters and gatherers, only in a few refuges where they have not been invaded and conquered. ...

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