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Green inheritance : the World Wildlife Fund book of plants

Author: Anthony Huxley; World Wildlife Fund.
Publisher: London : Collins, 1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Green Inheritance Anthony Huxley portrays the beauty, diversity and remarkable history of our heritage of wild and cultivated plants and landscapes, and presents a striking picture of the reach of the wild into our lives. Above all, this book arouses concern about the destruction that now threatens our plant heritage, about the slender genetic base of the world's staple crops, and about the dwindling last  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Huxley, Anthony Julian, 1920-
Green inheritance.
London : Collins, 1984
(OCoLC)676406621
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Huxley; World Wildlife Fund.
ISBN: 0002726149 9780002726146
OCLC Number: 11503739
Description: 193 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps, 1 portrait ; 28 cm
Contents: The green inheritance --
Guardians of the environment --
Green travellers --
Our daily bread --
The spice of life --
Green wealth --
Green medicine --
Objects of beauty --
Plants in society --
Improving the resources --
Saving the plants that save us.
Responsibility: Anthony Huxley ; foreword by David Attenborough.

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In Green Inheritance Anthony Huxley portrays the beauty, diversity and remarkable history of our heritage of wild and cultivated plants and landscapes, and presents a striking picture of the reach of the wild into our lives. Above all, this book arouses concern about the destruction that now threatens our plant heritage, about the slender genetic base of the world's staple crops, and about the dwindling last locations of wild resources with their unexplored potential as food, fuel and in scientific research.

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