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The Resource The triumph of seeds : how grains, nuts, kernels, pulses, & pips, conquered the plant kingdom and shaped human history, Thor Hanson

The triumph of seeds : how grains, nuts, kernels, pulses, & pips, conquered the plant kingdom and shaped human history, Thor Hanson

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The triumph of seeds : how grains, nuts, kernels, pulses, & pips, conquered the plant kingdom and shaped human history
Title
The triumph of seeds
Title remainder
how grains, nuts, kernels, pulses, & pips, conquered the plant kingdom and shaped human history
Statement of responsibility
Thor Hanson
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
We live in a world of seeds. From our morning toast to the cotton in our clothes, they are quite literally the stuff and staff of life, supporting diets, economies, and civilizations around the globe. Just as the search for nutmeg and the humble peppercorn drove the Age of Discovery, so did coffee beans help fuel the Enlightenment, and cottonseed help spark the Industrial Revolution. And from the Fall of Rome to the Arab Spring, the fate of nations continues to hinge on the seeds of a Middle Eastern grass known as wheat. In nature and in culture, seeds are fundamental -- objects of beauty, evolutionary wonder, and simple fascination. How many times has a child dropped the winged pip of a maple, marveling as it spirals its way down to the ground, or relished the way a gust of wind (or a stout breath) can send a dandelion's feathery flotilla skyward? Yet despite their importance, seeds are often seen as a commonplace, their extraordinary natural and human histories overlooked. Thanks to Thor Hanson and this new book, they can be overlooked no more
Cataloging source
DNAL/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hanson, Thor
Dewey number
581.4/67
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QK661
LC item number
.H36 2015
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
QK661
NAL item number
.H36 2015
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Seeds
  • Seeds
  • Aussaat
  • Getreide
  • Seeds
Label
The triumph of seeds : how grains, nuts, kernels, pulses, & pips, conquered the plant kingdom and shaped human history, Thor Hanson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-266) 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
Preface: "Heed!" -- Introduction: The fierce energy -- Seed for a day -- The staff of life -- Sometimes you feel like a nut -- What the spike moss knows -- Mendel's spores -- Methuselah -- Take it to the bank -- By tooth, beak, and gnaw -- The riches of taste -- The cheeriest beans -- Death by umbrella -- Irresistible flesh -- By wind and wave -- The future of seeds -- Appendix A: Common and scientific names -- Appendix B: Seed conservation
Control code
ocn889733750
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxv, 277 pages
Isbn
9780465055999
Lccn
2014047078
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99963050061
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780465055999
  • (OCoLC)889733750
Label
The triumph of seeds : how grains, nuts, kernels, pulses, & pips, conquered the plant kingdom and shaped human history, Thor Hanson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-266) 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
Preface: "Heed!" -- Introduction: The fierce energy -- Seed for a day -- The staff of life -- Sometimes you feel like a nut -- What the spike moss knows -- Mendel's spores -- Methuselah -- Take it to the bank -- By tooth, beak, and gnaw -- The riches of taste -- The cheeriest beans -- Death by umbrella -- Irresistible flesh -- By wind and wave -- The future of seeds -- Appendix A: Common and scientific names -- Appendix B: Seed conservation
Control code
ocn889733750
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxv, 277 pages
Isbn
9780465055999
Lccn
2014047078
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99963050061
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780465055999
  • (OCoLC)889733750

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