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Description - Where Our Food Comes From by Gary Paul Nabhan

The future of our food depends on tiny seeds in orchards and fields the world over. In 1943, one of the first to recognise 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 centres 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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781597263993
ISBN-10: 1597263990
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 153mm x mm)
Pages: 264
Imprint: Island Press
Publisher: Island Press
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Gary Paul Nabhan

Gary Paul Nabhan is a world-renowned ethnobiologist, conservationist, and essayist. The author of Why Some Like It Hot, Coming Home to Eat, and many other books and articles, he has been honored with a MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship and The John Burroughs Medal for nature writing. Founder and facilitator of the Renewing America's Food Traditions collaborative, he is currently a Research Social Scientist at the Southwest Center at the University of Arizona. See www.garynabhan.com to track his lecture and photo exhibit schedules.

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