This book integrates botanical and linguistic data to analyze and interpret the history of grain legume domestication. It details background information on pulse crop origin and domestication followed by linguistics early in the book. Fourteen chapters follow describing the key pulse crops in the world. Each chapter contains a list of words for each species of a pulse genus in modern languages and dialects; etymology of the popular names of the listed species of a genus and how they developed throughout history; as well as a map showing how proto-words geographically spread and developed over time and space.
Lexicon of Pulse Crops