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Bright Leaves: Tobacco Materials in the Collection of NCSU Libraries

Bright Leaves: Tobacco Materials in the Collection of NCSU Libraries

Tobacco, one of the most prominent crops grown by natives of North Carolina in the 1500's, has intrigued botanists ever since their first encounter with what they called the "divine herb." This site tells of tobacco from its history to farm life. It tells everything your ever wanted to know about tobacco.


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Jim Bidlack
Jim Bidlack (Faculty)
10 years ago

Quite an interesting site. Gives the great detail about everything to do with tobacco.

Used in course? Yes
Time spent reviewing site: 5 or 6 minutes
Bruce Stewart
Bruce Stewart (Faculty)
18 years ago
I can hardly imagine that a site discussing tobacco does not include a history
of health and medical-related science issues. The name of the site does not
reflect the narrow geographic coverage (i.e. NC), nor what appears to be a very
biased perspective that has little, if anything, to do with good biology
education. Perhaps this site could be included under some other category such
as social science, economics, history, etc.? I would suggest leaving it to
knowledgeable people in those disciplines to evaluate that possiblility. I read
some or all of the text in each section of this site.

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It is my observation that little, if any, content from this site would have
applications in biology education.
Used in course? Yes