Worlds recommends the following books from www.Amazon.com
Illustrated History of Gardening. Illustrated
with hundreds of photographs and line drawings, this authoritative
tome traces the history and development of the centuries-old
craft of gardening. Included are the surveys of ideas about
composting from ancient times through the experiments in commercially
produced fertilizers carried out by early-American gardeners
such as George Washington and Benjamin Franklin.
History of Gardens Ancient gardens are imaginatively
reconstructed through written descriptions and modern ones are
depicted in the numerous illustrations that are the chief glory
of the book. . . . A fine survey.
Landscape of Man : Shaping the Environment from Prehistory to
the Present Day This volume should be among the
first 5 books anyone interested in the history of landscape
must buy, no wonder it´s included in the academic readings in
many fine schools. The B&W photographs are remarkable, and it´s
filled with plans and diagrams from all over the world. In the
last revised edition, covers the actual trends in landscape
architecture, as well as asian and pre-columbian cultures. As
an architect starting out in this field of study, I found it
very helpful, and I'm sure others will!
in Antiquity : A Survey of the Diet of Ancient Man
This world-wide survey of the eating and drinking habits of
early peoples covers a broad geographical range, from the early
populations of Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Americas to
Mediterranean cultures. From meat, insects, vegetables, and
fruits to cooking oils and beverages, each source of sustenance
is described in terms of who consumed it, how it was prepared,
and how it spread from its region of origin. 254 illustrations.