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Where Our Food Comes From

Retracing Nikolay Vavilov's Quest to End Famine

Where Our Food Comes From( )
Author: Nabhan, Gary Paul
ISBN:978-1-59726-517-1
Publication Date:Feb 2012
Publisher:Island Press
Imprint:Shearwater Books
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $23.99
Book Description:

The future of our food depends on tiny seeds in orchards and fields the world over. In 1943, one of the first to recognize this fact, the great botanist Nikolay Vavilov, lay dying of starvation in a Soviet prison. But in the years before Stalin jailed him as a scapegoat for the country's famines, Vavilov had traveled over five continents, collecting hundreds of thousands of seeds in an effort to outline the ancient centers of agricultural diversity and guard against widespread hunger....
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Book Details
Pages:256
Detailed Subjects: Nature / Environmental Conservation & Protection
Technology & Engineering / Agriculture / Agronomy / Crop Science
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 Inches
Author Biography
Nabhan, Gary Paul (Author)
He is a prize-winning author & naturalist, lives in Tucson, where he is director of conservation biology at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum & cofounder of Native Seeds/Search.

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