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Triumph of Seeds How Grains, Nuts, Kernels, Pulses, and Pips Conquered the Plant Kingdom and Shaped Human History

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ISBN-10: 0465097405

ISBN-13: 9780465097401

Edition: 2016

Authors: Thor Hanson

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We live in a world of seeds. From our morning toast to the cotton in our clothes, they are quite literally the stuff and staff of life, supporting diets, economies, and civilizations around the globe. Just as the search for nutmeg and the humble peppercorn drove the Age of Discovery, so did coffee beans help fuel the Enlightenment, and cottonseed help spark the Industrial Revolution. And from the Fall of Rome to the Arab Spring, the fate of nations continues to hinge on the seeds of a Middle Eastern grass known as wheat.In nature and in culture, seeds are fundamental--objects of beauty, evolutionary wonder, and simple fascination. How many times has a child dropped the winged pip of a…    
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Book details

List price: $18.99
Copyright year: 2016
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 3/8/2016
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.71" wide x 8.19" long x 0.94" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English