Enduring Seeds by Gary Paul Nabhan

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$ 21.95

  • Gary Paul Nabhan, one of the foremost ethnobotanists in the U.S., reveals the rich diversity of plants found in tropical forests and their contribution to modern crops, then explains how this diversity is being lost to agriculture and lumbering at an alarming rate. Nabhan then relates "local parables" of Native American agriculture—from wild rice in the Great Lakes region to wild gourds in Florida—that convey the urgency of this situation and demonstrate the need for saving the seeds of endangered plants. In this enjoyable and informative volume, Nabhan stresses the need for maintaining a wide gene pool, not only for the survival of these species but also for the preservation of genetic strains that can help scientists breed more resilient varieties of other plants.

    • Author: Gary Paul Nabhan
    • Paperback: 225 pages
    • Publisher: University of Arizona Press; 1 edition (October 1, 2002)
    • ISBN-10: 0816522596
    • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Gary Paul Nabhan is an Agricultural Ecologist, Ethnobotanist, Ecumenical Franciscan Brother, and author whose work has focused primarily on the plants and cultures of the desert Southwest. He is considered a pioneer in the local food movement and the heirloom seed-saving movement.
  • Enduring Seeds is a book that no one concerned with our environment can afford to ignore. It clearly shows us that, as agribusiness increasingly limits the food on our table, a richer harvest can be had by preserving ancient ways.
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