Description

The Encyclopedia of Grain Science is an in-depth and authoritative reference covering all areas of grain science. Coverage includes everything from the genetics of grains to the commercial, economic and social aspects of this important food source. Also covered are the biology and chemistry of grains, the applied aspects of grain production and the processing of grains into various food and beverage products. With the paramount role of cereals as a global food source, this Encyclopedia is sure to become the standard reference work in the field of science.

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Key Features

*Foreword by Professor Geoff H.O. Palmer OBE, Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE), for "services to grain science"--QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY HONOURS LIST *Contains over 150 articles *Includes "Further Reading" lists at the end of each article *Many figures and tables illustrate the text and a colour plate section is contained in each volume

Readership

Students, researchers and professionals who are seeking an authoritative source of information about any particular aspect of grain science, food and nutritional science faculties, public and private agricultural, food and nutrition research institutes, and major commercial firms engaged in trading, breeding or processing cereal commodities especially those involved in food processing.

Table of Contents

Responses to the environment; physiology disorders; physiology and development; grain composition; grain technology; food production and nutrition; cereal breeding technology; storage of food grain.

Details

No. of pages:
1700
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2005
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
9780127654904
Electronic ISBN:
9780080926636

About the authors

Harold Corke

Dr. Harold Corke is a professor in the Food and Nutritional Sciences program at The University of Hong Kong, and a Chutian Scholar Distinguished Foreign Professor in the Glyn O. Phillips Hydrocolloid Research Center at HUT, Hubei University of Technology, Wuhan, China. In more than 22 years in Hong Kong, he has had responsibility for teaching a diverse array of food science courses, including the major courses Grain Production and Utilization, Food Safety and Quality Management, Food Product Development, and general education courses Feeding the World, and Food: Technology, Trade and Culture. He is author or co-author of 180 refereed journal articles, and his 22 PhD graduates have gone on to successful careers in academia and industry around the world. He is on the editorial boards of Journal of Food Composition and Analysis, LWT Food Science and Technology and Journal of Cereal Science, and with Colin Wrigley and Chuck Walker was one of the editors of the first edition of Encyclopedia of Grain Science, published in 2004. Dr. Corke is active in consulting in grain processing and food safety in Asia and Eastern Europe.

Harold Corke

Dr. Harold Corke is a professor in the Food and Nutritional Sciences program at The University of Hong Kong, and a Chutian Scholar Distinguished Foreign Professor in the Glyn O. Phillips Hydrocolloid Research Center at HUT, Hubei University of Technology, Wuhan, China. In more than 22 years in Hong Kong, he has had responsibility for teaching a diverse array of food science courses, including the major courses Grain Production and Utilization, Food Safety and Quality Management, Food Product Development, and general education courses Feeding the World, and Food: Technology, Trade and Culture. He is author or co-author of 180 refereed journal articles, and his 22 PhD graduates have gone on to successful careers in academia and industry around the world. He is on the editorial boards of Journal of Food Composition and Analysis, LWT Food Science and Technology and Journal of Cereal Science, and with Colin Wrigley and Chuck Walker was one of the editors of the first edition of Encyclopedia of Grain Science, published in 2004. Dr. Corke is active in consulting in grain processing and food safety in Asia and Eastern Europe.

Charles Walker

C. E. (Chuck) Walker: Born and raised in rural southern Iowa in the US, he received his BS in Chemical Engineering at Iowa State University in 1959 and his PhD in Cereal Chemistry from North Dakota State University in 1966. He worked in Flour Milling Research for General Mills, Minneapolis, MN and in Baked Food Product Development for Fairmont Foods Co, Omaha, NE. He taught Science and Chemistry at Valley City, ND, State College, and Cereal Technology and Food Science at the University of Nebraska. Since 1987, he has been Senior Professor of Bakery Science & Management at Kansas State University. His principle interests currently include the Applied Rheology of starch and dough and Baking Oven Technology. He is best known for research with Sucrose Ester emulsifiers, his work on expanding the capabilities and applications of the Rapid Visco-Analyser, for computerizing the Mixograph, and for research on impingement and hybrid oven technologies.

Reviews

"One of the strengths of this book is the amount of effort put into its cross-referencing. This information is well organized making this set very easy to locate information as needed. The valuable information, authoritative answers to perplexing questions, and numerous black and white photos, illustrations, and charts are supplied for complimenting a useful and clear introduction of grain science. This book is highly recommended for academic collections with agriculture, food science, and/or nutrition departments." - CARBOHYDRATE POLYMERS (2005) "The editors bring together information about all areas of grain science, offering extensive articles (many over 15 pages) that include bibliographies and lists of useful Web sites...The encyclopedia is well written, with appropriate illustrations and additional readings…Highly recommended." - CHOICE (March 2005) "One of the strengths of this resource, besides its comprehensive coverage, is the amount of effort put into its cross-referencing. The information is well organized making this set very easy to use. Complementing the text are a few color photographs, and numerous black and white photos, illustrations, and charts. The Index, glossary, and five appendices, are useful and clear...Highly recommended for academic collections with Agriculture, Food Science, and/or Nutrition departments." - E-STREAMS (March 2005) "Well organized and accessible, this set is highly recommended for academic libraries as well as larger public libraries where interest warrants and budgets permit." - Library Journal (December 2004) "Provides extensive coverage of all areas of grain science from the genetics of grains to the commercial, economic and social aspects of this food source." - Food Science and Technology Abstracts (2004)