Seeds on Ice: Svalbard and the Global Seed Vault


Blowout Sale! Save 65% on the Seeds on Ice: Svalbard and the Global Seed Vault by Prospecta Press at Cobble Stone Inn. MPN: 24726818. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. The remarkable story of the Global Seed Vault—and the valiant effort to save the past and the future of agricultureCloser to the North Pole than to the Arctic Circle, on an island in a remote Norwegian archipelago, lies a vast global seed bank buried within a frozen mountain. At the end of a 130-meter long tunnel chiseled out of solid stone is a room filled with humanity’s precious treasure, the largest and most diverse seed collection ever assembled: more than a half billion seeds containing


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The remarkable story of the Global Seed Vault—and the valiant effort to save the past and the future of agricultureCloser to the North Pole than to the Arctic Circle, on an island in a remote Norwegian archipelago, lies a vast global seed bank buried within a frozen mountain. At the end of a 130-meter long tunnel chiseled out of solid stone is a room filled with humanity’s precious treasure, the largest and most diverse seed collection ever assembled: more than a half billion seeds containing the world’s most prized crops, a safeguard against catastrophic starvation.The Global Seed Vault, a visionary model of international collaboration, is the brainchild of Cary Fowler, renowned scientist, conservationist, and biodiversity advocate. In SEEDS ON ICE, Fowler tells for the first time the comprehensive inside story of how the “doomsday seed vault” came to be, while the breathtaking photographs offer a stunning guided tour not only of the private vault, but of the windswept beauty and majesty of Svalbard and the enchanting community of people in Longyearbyen.With growing evidence that unchecked climate change will seriously undermine food production and threaten the diversity of crops around the world, SEEDS ON ICE offers a personal and passionate reminder that we shouldn’t take our reliance on the world of plants for granted—and that, in a very real sense, the future of the human race rides on this frozen and indispensable biodiversity.

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Brand:
Prospecta Press
Manufacturer:
Prospecta Press
Category:
Seeds And Such
MPN:
24726818
EAN:
9781632260574
ISBN:
1632260573
Part Number:
24726818
Author:
Cary Fowler
Publisher:
Prospecta Press
Creator:
Array
Publication Date:
2016-09-06
Binding:
Hardcover
Item Weight:
2.66 pounds
Item Size:
1 x 10.5 x 9.25 inches
Package Weight:
2.55 pounds
Package Size:
9.1 x 0.7 x 11.2 inches

 


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