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Plant conservation : why it matters and how it works

Author: Timothy Walker
Publisher: Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Plants' ability to turn sunlight into energy makes them the basis for all life; without them there is no life. And they are more than just a food source--they provide us with fuel, fibers, and pharmaceuticals. Global warming and the destruction of natural habitats are a serious threat to many plants, and there are worldwide efforts to mitigate the disaster. Plant Conservation tackles this essential topic head on.  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy Walker
ISBN: 9781604692600 160469260X
OCLC Number: 830206175
Description: 303 pages : illustrations, maps (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: A 2020 vision for plant conservation --
What on earth have plants been doing for us? (Everything!) --
A world flora : how on earth do we do it? --
Which is better, home or away? --
Conserving genes : plants for the future --
Moving away from home : mobile plants, natural or unnatural? --
Meeting the needs of today and all our tomorrows --
Pay as you go : sustainable resource use --
Gardeners getting involved --
So here it is : now you know.
Responsibility: Timothy Walker.

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Without plants, there is no life: they are vital to our survival and the functioning of the planet.  Read more...

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"Walker showcases his extensive experience interacting with plant enthusiasts. The book is neither a how-to manual nor a dry textbook. Its conversational tone is reminiscent of the lectures one might Read more...

 
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