Where Our Food Comes From: Retracing Nikolay Vavilov's Quest to End Famine (Paperback)
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Where Our Food Comes From: Retracing Nikolay Vavilov's Quest to End Famine (Paperback)

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Paperback 264 Pages / Published: 27/04/2011
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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. Now, another remarkable scientist-and vivid storyteller-has retraced his footsteps. In Where Our Food Comes From, Gary Paul Nabhan weaves together Vavilov's extraordinary story with his own expeditions to Earth's richest agricultural landscapes and the cultures that tend them. Retracing Vavilov's path from Mexico and the Colombian Amazon to the glaciers of the Pamirs in Tajikistan, he draws a vibrant portrait of changes that have occurred since Vavilov's time and why they matter.

Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 9781610910033
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 229 x 153 x 16 mm

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