The vanishing feast : how dwindling genetic diversity threatens the world's food supply (Book, 1994) [WorldCat.org]
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The vanishing feast : how dwindling genetic diversity threatens the world's food supply

Author: Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
Publisher: San Diego : Harcourt Brace, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Explains the importance of maintaining plant & animal diversity & describes experiments with genetic engineering & factory farming. Annotation. The award-winning author explores the issue of biodiversity, how it is threatened, and how we can preserve it. This informative, well-written book provides excellent report material on a subject that is both interesting and complex.
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Genre/Form: Literature
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
ISBN: 0152928677 9780152928674
OCLC Number: 29845557
Notes: "A Gulliver green book."
Description: xii, 180 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: What is diversity? --
The perils of uniformity --
Pressures against preservation --
The pitfalls of modern crop breeding --
Up close : traditional farming systems --
Modern farms, fewer breeds --
Banking genes --
Finding creative solutions.
Responsibility: Dorothy Hinshaw Patent.
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Explains the importance of maintaining plant & animal diversity & describes experiments with genetic engineering & factory farming. Annotation. The award-winning author explores the issue of biodiversity, how it is threatened, and how we can preserve it. This informative, well-written book provides excellent report material on a subject that is both interesting and complex.

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