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Author: Mark David Merlin, Robert C. Clarke
Publication Year: 04/10/2013 Subject: Mathematics & Sciences
Format: Hardback Subject 2: Life Sciences: Botany
Language: English ISBN: 9780520270480

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Cannabis has been prized for the durable fiber in its stalks, and oil-rich seeds, and psychoactive and medicinal compounds produced by its female flowers. This book contains comprehensive, interdisciplinary exploration of the natural origins and early evolution of this plant, highlighting its historic role in the development of human societies.

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Author(s)Mark David Merlin, Robert C. Clarke
PublisherUniversity of California Press
Date of Publication04/10/2013
GenreLife Sciences: Botany

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Place of PublicationBerkerley
Country of PublicationUnited States
ImprintUniversity of California Press
Content Note93 color illustrations, 49 b/w photographs, 35 line illustrations, 11 maps, 16 t

Weight1411 g
Width216 mm
Height280 mm
Spine31 mm

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Format DetailsCloth over boards

Table Of ContentsIntroduction to the Multipurpose Plant Cannabis In the beginning: Circumstances of early human contact with Cannabis A brief summary of the long and diverse history of relationships between Cannabis and humans What shall we call these plants? Should we praise or condemn this multipurpose plant? What we discuss in this book Chapter 1: Natural Origins and Early Evolution of Cannabis Introduction Basic life cycle of Cannabis Ecological requirements of Cannabis: Sunlight, temperature, water and soil Cannabis origin and evolution studies Central Asia: Vavilov and the origins of Cannabis Cannabis and grapes Theories for South Asian origin of domesticated Cannabis Model for the early evolution of Cannabis Summary and conclusions Chapter 2: Ethnobotanical Origins, Early Cultivation and Evolution through Human Selection Introduction First contacts: Origins of Human-Cannabis relationships Transitions to cultivation and civilization Earliest uses of Cannabis: Useful traits for ancient people Evolution of Cannabis through human selection Disruptive selection Origin from weedy populations Natural hybridization: Introgression vs. isolation Artificial hybridization Atavism Isolation of populations Population size and changes in variability Evolutionary effects of dioecy Effects of human selection on sexual expression for different products - Seeds, fibers, marijuana and hashish Sexual dimorphism and selection Phenotypic changes during domestication - Seeds, fibers and inflorescences Directional evolutionary changes Cannabinoid profile Timing of floral maturation Evolution of cannabinoid phenotypes Geographical distribution of cannabinoid phenotypes North America; Western Europe; Eastern Europe; Central America and the Caribbean; South America; Middle East; East Asia; Indian Subcontinent; Southeast Asia; Equatorial Africa; South and East Africa Summary and conclusions Chapter 3: Cultural Diffusion of Cannabis Introduction Methodology: The multidisciplinary approach Types of archaeobotanical evidence for Cannabis Seeds, fibers, pollen, fiber and seed impressions, other carbonized remains, chemical analysis and phytoliths Written records of Cannabis presence and use Non-human agencies affecting the geographical range of Cannabis Human impact on the dispersal and expanding geographical range of Cannabis Early relationships among humans and Cannabis in Central Asia Fishing and hemp Hemp, humans and horses in Eurasia Scythians and Cannabis Archaeological and historical evidence for the spread of Cannabis Diffusion throughout East Asia Diffusion from northeastern China into Korea and Japan Diffusion into South Asia Archaeobotanical evidence from South Asia Diffusion into Southwest Asia and Egypt Diffusion into Europe and the Mediterranean Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Baltic region, Finland, Austria, Czech Republic and Slovakia, Germany, Switzerland, Northern France, Iberian Peninsula, Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, British Isles, and the Mediterranean Dispersal phases within and beyond Eurasia Phase One: Primary dispersal across Eurasia -- ca. 10,000 to 2000 BP Phase Two: Spread into Africa and Southeast Asia - ca. 2000 to 500 BP Phase Three: Migration to the New World - 1545 to 1800 Phase Four: Migration to the New World - 1800 to 1945 Phase Five: Migration after the Second World War - 1945 to 1990 Phase Six: Artificial environments and the proliferation of industrial hemp -- 1990 to the present Summary and conclusions: Cannabis' dispersal from an evolutionary point of view Chapter 4: History of Cannabis Use for Fiber Introduction Textile basics Historical and archaeological evidence for Cannabis fiber use in China Hemp in clothing, lacquerware, weapons and ships in ancient China Traditional Korea Contemporary South Korea and North Korea Ancient Japan and hemp Ancient evidence from South Asia, Southwest Asia and Egypt The ancient Mediterranean region Ancient Europe north of the Mediterranean Hemp fiber use spreads to the New Worl
Author BiographyRobert C. Clarke is Cannabis researcher and Projects Manager for the International Hemp Association in Amsterdam and the author of Marijuana Botany and Hashish! Mark D. Merlin is Botany Professor at University of Hawai'i at Manoa and author of On the Trail of the Ancient Opium Poppy.

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