This book describes economically important agricultural plants in detail, and the products which are obtained from them. The opening chapter on world population and food supply is followed by a general introduction to plant structure. The major part of the book then considers economically important field crops and pasture plants of temperate and subtropical regions on a family-by-family basis. Fruit crops, flowers and trees are not considered. The book concludes with a discussion of physiological principles of crop growth and yield.Hill, G. D. is the author of 'Agricultural Plants', published 1991 under ISBN 9780521405454 and ISBN 0521405459.