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Enduring Seeds: Native American Agriculture and Wild Plant Conservation

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As biological diversity continues to shrink at an alarming rate, the loss of plant species poses a threat seemingly less visible than the loss of animals but in many ways more critical. In this book, one of America's leading ethnobotanists warns about our loss of natural vegetation and plant diversity while providing insights into traditional Native agricultural practices in the Americas. Gary Paul Nabhan here reveals the rich diversity of plants found in tropical forests and their contribution to modern crops, then tells how this diversity is being lost to agriculture and lumbering. He then relates "local parables" of Native American agriculture—from wild rice in the Great Lakes region to wild gourds in Florida—that convey the urgency of this situation and demonstrate the need for saving the seeds of endangered plants. Nabhan stresses the need for maintaining a wide gene pool, not only for the survival of these species but also for the preservation of genetic strains that can help scientists breed more resilient varieties of other plants. Enduring Seeds is a book that no one concerned with our environment can afford to ignore. It clearly shows us that, as agribusiness increasingly limits the food on our table, a richer harvest can be had by preserving ancient ways. This edition features a new foreword by Miguel Altieri, one of today's leading spokesmen for sustainable agriculture and the preservation of indigenous farming methods.

Synopsis:

One of America's leading ethnobotanists warns about our loss of plant diversity.

About the Author

A MacArthur Fellow and recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for Conservation Biology, Gary Paul Nabhan is Director of the Center for Sustainable Environments at Northern Arizona University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780816522590
Foreword:
Berry, Wendell
Foreword:
Altieri, Miguel A.
Foreword by:
Berry, Wendell
Foreword:
Berry, Wendell
Author:
Nabhan, Gary Paul
Author:
Altieri, Miguel A.
Publisher:
University of Arizona Press
Location:
Tucson
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Plants
Subject:
Seeds
Subject:
Plant conservation
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies
Subject:
Plants - General
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Indians of North America -- Agriculture.
Subject:
Seeds - North America
Subject:
Nature and Environment, Native American Studies
Subject:
Environmental Studies-Environment
Subject:
Essays
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
v. 20
Publication Date:
20021031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
225
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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