Seeds

Safeguarding Our Future

Carolyn Fry
AUD $39.99
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Looks at the human relationship with flowering plants and the ways in which we are conserving them for the future.

At a time when the world faces increasing pressures from climate change and biodiversity loss, seeds have never been more important. Highly complex, they have evolved in myriad ways to adapt to their environments. In this book we explore how seed-bearing plants evolved, and unravel the science behind the seed. We also show how scientists are working around the world to gather and bank seeds to save rare and valuable varieties from extinction.

Author bio:

Carolyn Fry (Kent, UK) is a writer and journalist specializing in science, conservation and natural history. She has written six books, covering climate change, botanical explorers and plant science. Carolyn has won many awards, including the European Garden Book Prize for Plant Hunters.

Category: Trees, wildflowers & plants
ISBN: 9781782403241
Publisher: Quarto UK
Imprint: Ivy Press
Pub Date: April 2016
Page Extent: 192
Format: Hard Cover
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Trees, wildflowers & plants