We live in a world of seeds. From our morning coffee to the cotton in our clothes, seeds support diets, economies, lifestyles, and civilizations. In "The Triumph of Seeds," award-winning conservation biologist Thor Hanson builds on his own triumph in "Feathers"--itself a masterwork of natural and cultural history--to explore seeds as both a natural phenomenon and a human one. Spanning locations ranging from the Raccoon Lodge--Hanson's backyard writing hideout-cum-laboratory--to the coffee plantations of the Amazon, from our flower patches and backyard gardens to the spice routes of Kerala, "The Triumph of the Seeds" is a book of knowledge, adventure, and wonder by an enchanting writer who embodies both the charm of stories told by the fireside at an old country store and the hard-won expertise of a professor of field biology. A worthy heir to the grand tradition of Aldo Leopold and Bernd Heinrich, this book is essential reading for anyone who loves to see a plant grow.
|Antall sider||288||Dimensjoner||14,9cm x 21,8cm x 3,7cm|
|Vekt||412 gram||Leverandør||Bertram Trading Ltd|
|Emner og form||Reference works, Trees, wildflowers & plants, Environmental management, Botany & plant sciences|