Pomegranate Roads: A Soviet Botanist's Exile from Eden

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A Memoir with pomegranates by famed Soviet botanist, Dr. Gregory Levin. Botany, history and myths, range of tastes and rometies, amisine, health benefits of the pomegrante. Adventurous tale of survival in USSR, accounts of treks across trans-caucasus and Central Asia in search of last wild pomegranates.
 

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Contents

My Name Means Exile
3
First Pomegranates under Stalins Shadow
15
A Brief Description of Pomegranates
27
Punicology the Science of the Pomegranate
35
Centers of Pomegranate Origin and Variability
37
Decoding the Socotra Pomegranate
39
The Pinkpetaled Pomegranate
43
Mountainous Areas and Seismism
47
Pomegranate Cuisine and Winemaking
97
The Pomegranate as a Cure for All Ills
101
More Uses for the Pomegranate
105
The Sumbar River Valley
109
Long Routes with Unusual Transportation
117
I Consider Myself a Fatalist
123
Work Days and People at Garrigala
137
Dark Clouds over the Soviet Border
151

Mutability Varieties and Selection
49
The Softseeded Pomegranate
55
The Black Pomegranate
59
Smallfruited and Noncracking Pomegranates
61
Propagating Pomegranates by Seed
65
On Failures
69
Botanical Mysteries
77
Pomegranates Culture and Art
87
Two Astonishing Gorges
155
Rockapple Tree and Natasha to Kughitang
167
The Sacred Place of Shevlan
171
Destinies of Manuscripts
175
Protection of the Species
179
As I Write by the Phoenician Sea
181
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About the author (2006)

Dr. Gregory Levin, a famed pomegrante scientist, devoted his life to studying the ruby fruit and preserving its biodiversity. He has published over 300 papers translated into many languages. His forthcoming botanical study, "Pomegranate" will be published by Texas A & M press in late 2006

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