How the Hidden Life of Plants has Shaped our World
Thames & Hudson 2010
Hardback 272pp Illustrated
9780500251706   Product Code: 17608
Peter Thompson, whose work at Kew Gardens laid the foundations for the Millennium Seed Bank, highlights the place of the humble seed in human history. Describing the successes and failures of explorers, amateurs and eccentrics as well as researchers such as Darwin and Mendel, the book shows how their work reveals the crucial influence of seeds on where and how we live. A final chapter by Stephen Harris covers current debates about genetically modified crops, seed conservation and plant ownership.