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Author Beinart, William.

Title Prickly Pear : A Social History of a Plant in the Eastern Cape / William Beinart and Luvuyo Wotshela
Published Johannesburg, South Africa : Wits University Press, [2011]
Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 268 pages :) : illustrations, plans, maps
Series Book collections on Project MUSE
Contents Prickly pear brewing and local knowledge in the Eastern Cape, 2000-2006 -- The spread of prickly pear, 1750-1900 -- Early debates about the control of prickly pears -- Experiments with cactus in the Cape: a miracle fodder? 1900-1930 -- Eradicating an invader: entomologists,cactoblastis and cochineal, 1930-1960 -- The multi-purpose plant, 1950-2006 -- Scientists and re-evaluation of cactus for fodder and fruit, 1960-2006 -- Afrikaners and the cultural revival of prickly pear -- Conclusion: back to the brewers
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 234-257) and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Alien plants -- Control -- South Africa -- Eastern Cape.
Prickly pears -- Economic aspects -- South Africa -- Eastern Cape.
Prickly pears -- South Africa -- Eastern Cape.
Form Electronic book
Author Wotshela, L. E.
Project Muse.
LC no. 2011478973
ISBN 1868146642