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The Resource Plant conservation : why it matters and how it works, Timothy Walker

Plant conservation : why it matters and how it works, Timothy Walker

Label
Plant conservation : why it matters and how it works
Title
Plant conservation
Title remainder
why it matters and how it works
Statement of responsibility
Timothy Walker
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Plants' ability to turn sunlight into energy makes them the basis for all life; without them there is no life. And they are more than just a food source--they provide us with fuel, fibers, and pharmaceuticals. Global warming and the destruction of natural habitats are a serious threat to many plants, and there are worldwide efforts to mitigate the disaster. Plant Conservation tackles this essential topic head on. Timothy Walker, as the director of the Oxford Botanical Garden, a leader in the field of plant conservation, plays a key role in this effort. He highlights what is happening now, from cataloging the world's flora to conservation efforts like protecting plants from overcollecting. He also shows home gardeners how they can become involved, whether by growing their own food to decrease reliance on large agriculture or by making smart plant choices by growing natives and avoiding invasives. Plant Conservation treats a critical topic in an accessible and optimistic way. It is required reading for students, professionals, and anyone with a keen interest in the importance of plants
Cataloging source
DNAL/DLC
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1958-
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Walker, Timothy
Dewey number
333.95/316
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QK86
LC item number
.W35 2013
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
QK86.A1
NAL item number
W35 2013
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Plant conservation
  • Plant conservation
  • Artenschutz
  • Pflanzen
  • Jeane Thomson gardening collection
Label
Plant conservation : why it matters and how it works, Timothy Walker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A 2020 vision for plant conservation -- What on earth have plants been doing for us? (Everything!) -- A world flora : how on earth do we do it? -- Which is better, home or away? -- Conserving genes : plants for the future -- Moving away from home : mobile plants, natural or unnatural? -- Meeting the needs of today and all our tomorrows -- Pay as you go : sustainable resource use -- Gardeners getting involved -- So here it is : now you know
Control code
ocn830206175
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
303 pages
Isbn
9781604692600
Lccn
2013008410
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40023091666
Other physical details
illustrations, maps (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781604692600
  • (OCoLC)830206175
Label
Plant conservation : why it matters and how it works, Timothy Walker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A 2020 vision for plant conservation -- What on earth have plants been doing for us? (Everything!) -- A world flora : how on earth do we do it? -- Which is better, home or away? -- Conserving genes : plants for the future -- Moving away from home : mobile plants, natural or unnatural? -- Meeting the needs of today and all our tomorrows -- Pay as you go : sustainable resource use -- Gardeners getting involved -- So here it is : now you know
Control code
ocn830206175
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
303 pages
Isbn
9781604692600
Lccn
2013008410
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40023091666
Other physical details
illustrations, maps (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781604692600
  • (OCoLC)830206175

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