Kids Library Home

Welcome to the Kids' Library!

Search for books, movies, music, magazines, and more.

Available items only
Author Bonavia, Duccio, 1935-

Uniform Title Maíz. English
Title Maize [electronic resource] : origin, domestication, and its role in the development of culture / Duccio Bonavia ; translated by Javier Flores Espinoza ; with appendix by Alexander Grobman.

Imprint Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description xviii, 586 p. : ill.
Note First published in Spanish as El Maíz. Su origen, su domesticación y el rol que ha cumplido en el desarrollo de la Cultura by Universidad de San Martin de Porres 2008.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1. The maize problematic; 2. Maize as seen by Europeans; 3. The origin of maize; 4. The domestication of maize; 5. The archaeological evidence; 6. The role of maize in Andean culture; 7. Maize as seen by the first Europeans; 8. The dispersal of maize around the world; 9. Chica; 10. Discussion and conclusions; Appendix Alexander Grobman.
Summary "This book examines one of the thorniest problems of ancient American archaeology: the origins and domestication of maize. Using a variety of scientific techniques, Duccio Bonavia explores the development of maize, its adaptation to varying climates, and its fundamental role in ancient American cultures. An appendix (by Alexander Grobman) provides the first ever comprehensive compilation of maize genetic data, correlating this data with the archaeological evidence presented throughout the book. This book provides a unique interpretation of questions of dating and evolution, supported by extensive data, following the spread of maize from South to North America, and eventually to Europe and beyond"-- Provided by publisher.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Corn -- History.
Corn -- America.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Espinoza, Javier Flores.
ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 9781107023031 (hardback)
9781139612500 (e-book)

Available items only