Where our food comes from : retracing Nikolay Vavilov's quest to end famine
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Washington, DC : Island Press/Shearwater Books, [2009].
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Published
Washington, DC : Island Press/Shearwater Books, [2009].
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xxiii, 223 pages, [8] pages of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 24 cm
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 199-210) and index.
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The future of our food depends on seeds in orchards and fields the world over. In 1943, one of the first to recognize this fact, botanist Nikolay Vavilov, lay dying of starvation in a Soviet prison. But in the years before Stalin jailed him as a scapegoat, 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. Here, 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. In his travels, Nabhan shows how climate change, free trade policies, genetic engineering, and loss of traditional knowledge are threatening our food supply. But he also shows what resilient farmers and scientists in many regions are doing to save the remaining living riches of our world.--From publisher description.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Nabhan, G. P. (2009). Where our food comes from: retracing Nikolay Vavilov's quest to end famine . Island Press/Shearwater Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Nabhan, Gary Paul. 2009. Where Our Food Comes From: Retracing Nikolay Vavilov's Quest to End Famine. Island Press/Shearwater Books.

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Nabhan, Gary Paul. Where Our Food Comes From: Retracing Nikolay Vavilov's Quest to End Famine Island Press/Shearwater Books, 2009.

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Nabhan, Gary Paul. Where Our Food Comes From: Retracing Nikolay Vavilov's Quest to End Famine Island Press/Shearwater Books, 2009.

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