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    DescriptionIn this absorbing history, Peter Thompson explores how mankind has gradually learned what seeds are, where they come from and their role in the survival of the productivity of crops and wildflowers. Thompson brings to life the eccentrics, explorers, amateurs and highly dedicated professionals who have accumulated our knowledge. Some are well known, such as Charles Darwin and Gregor Mendel; others, like the Russian geneticist Nikolai Vivilov, are less so. The book concludes with a chapter by Stephen Harris on current debates about genetically modified crops, seed conservation and plant ownership in the contemporary world.


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    Title
    Seeds, Sex and Civilization
    Subtitle
    How the Hidden Life of Plants Has Shaped Our World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter Thompson, By (author) Stephen Harris
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 165 mm
    Height: 239 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 885 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780500251706
    ISBN 10: 0500251703
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: COU
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S8.4
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BISAC V2.8: TEC003000
    BIC subject category V2: HBT
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T General Subject: 560
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    BIC subject category V2: TVB
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: TEC056000, SCI011000, SCI034000
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16740
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC22: 631.5, 631.521
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS039000, NAT026000
    LC classification: SB117 .T476 2010
    Thema V1.0: NHT, TVB
    Illustrations note
    49 illustrations, 43 in colour
    Publisher
    Thames & Hudson Ltd
    Imprint name
    Thames & Hudson Ltd
    Publication date
    04 October 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London