Grasses And Their Contribution To Civilization Before And Today

Most creatures that dwell on land know the utmost importance of grass. It is where they eat at. Grasses provides more food than any kind of plant known throughout the planet. Not only do grasses provide food for men, but it also provides food for birds, other forms of cattle type animals and many more. Even if these animals do not/are not able to eat grasses by themselves, they most of the time need the flesh of the animals that eat them (grasses). Grasses, as you should know makes itself up as the worldís most widespread plant. There are at least 7,999 different kinds of grasses out there. Most of them grow on certain soils in the land, but there are also grasses that grow on water.

All grains, cereals and other types of raw materials to be used on bakeries and mills make use and come from grasses. So are most pasture plants as well. The family of grass is vast, including many varieties such as sweet grasses: which includes sugarcanes and sorghum, scented grasses: which include lemon grasses and citronella. The tallest grass known throughout the world today is the bamboo grass.

Great Sea Of Grasses

Great seas of grass cover many natural fields in our planet. Sometimes these fields are able to cover up thousands up thousands of square miles. These huge fields of grass are also known as prairies or plains in the United States of American. Prairies or plains have a different term in England, they are known as downs. In Australia and sometimes in other places in the U.S.A. they are known as ranges. The pampas of South America, the Russian steppes, the South African veld, and the savannas of the tropics are all huge seas of grass ranging up to thousands of miles.

Grasses Contribution To Civilization

Grasses are very important to men. When we learned how to cultivate grain grasses through them our way of life changed forever. Before then we were nomads and wanderers, constantly travelling to places where food could be found. When there is no more food in a safe place, we can no longer live there and so we move away to another place with better food. But once we were able to discover the secrets and wonders of plant grains, we no longer needed to travel in order for us to live. We were now more certain of our food supply. We no longer needed to hunt and kill animals to have food all the time, we could just grow the grasses ourselves.

Grain grasses were very useful sources of food since they did not spoilt very fast. If you keep the grain dry enough it will not rot. Men were able to store these grain grasses for the winter. Nowadays, instead of wandering for food, many tribes are able to settle down and become farmers. A new way of life begins for men using farming settlements. We now had time to do other things besides search pathetically for food.