Encyclopedia of Grain Science

Encyclopedia of Grain Science

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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.

Also available online via ScienceDirect - featuring extensive browsing, searching, and internal cross-referencing between articles in the work, plus dynamic linking to journal articles and abstract databases, making navigation flexible and easy. For more information, pricing options and availability visit www.info.sciencedirect.com.
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Product details

  • Mixed media product | 1700 pages
  • 236.2 x 292.1 x 127mm | 5,896.77g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • Colour plate section
  • 0127654909
  • 9780127654904

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
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Review quote

"This book is highly recommended for academic collections with agriculture, food science, and/or nutrition departments."
- CARBOHYDRATE POLYMERS (2005)

"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."
- E-STREAMS (March 2005)

"Well organized and accessible, this set is highly recommended for academic libraries as well as larger public libraries."
- Library Journal (December 2004)

"Provides extensive coverage of all areas of grain science."
- Food Science and Technology Abstracts (2004)
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About 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. 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. Dr Colin Walter WRIGLEY, B.Sc. (Hon.), M.Sc., Ph.D., FRACI, CChem. Colin Wrigley's 45 years in cereal chemistry research have earned him international recognition, in the form of several international and Australian research awards. His work is described in over 500 research publications, including several patents, a series of eight books on Australian cereal varieties and many edited books. His research interests centre on the characterisation of cereal-grain proteins in relation to processing quality. This has involved developing new methods of protein fractionation, including gel isoelectric focusing and its two-dimensional combination with gel electrophoresis. Other diagnostic methods developed relate to the evaluation of grain quality in wheat and barley, such as better methods for variety identification, and for characterising quality in starch and sprouted grain (as co-patentor of the Rapid ViscoAnalyser). Research involvement also includes elucidation of grain-quality variation due to environmental factors (heat stress, fertiliser use and storage conditions). Currently, Dr Wrigley is an Honorary Research Fellow at Food Science Australia, in Sydney, and a Consultant to the Value-Added Wheat Cooperative Research Centre. This role includes acting as a mentor to the "next generation" of cereal chemists.
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