Authors: Alfred G. Bircher and Warda H. Bircher. This definitive work is a much-needed reference to all the genera and species of fruit trees and edible flowering plants cultivable in Egypt and other countries of the subtropics. The first part of the text is concerned with the cultivation of edible plants, such as the nature of the soil, irrigation, and the struggle against pests and diseases. The second part, which forms the bulk of the text, consists of an alphabetical descriptive catalog of more than 9,000 genera and species, based on first-hand experimental data and illustrated with line drawings. The final part of the book contains an analytical index of genera, by type and use, and a comprehensive key of over 6,000 plant names. Hardcover.