Seeds Safeguarding our future

Seeds by Carolyn Fry

Safeguarding our future

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Format: Hardback, 192 Pages
ISBN: 9781782403241
Publisher: Ivy Press
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At a time when the world faces increasing pressures from climate change and biodiversity loss, seeds have never been more important. Highly complex, they have evolved in myriad ways to adapt to their environments. In this book we explore how seed-bearing plants evolved, and unravel the science behind the seed. We also show how scientists are working around the world to gather and bank seeds to save rare and valuable varieties from extinction.

Carolyn Fry (Kent, UK), is a writer and journalist specializing in science, conservation and natural history. She has written six books, covering climate change, botanical explorers and plant science. Carolyn has won many awards, including the European Garden Book Prize for Plant Hunters.

For Seeds, Carolyn will work with experts from The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and its pioneering Millennium Seedbank Project, which aims to safeguard seeds from 25 percent of the world’s plant species by 2020. The Seedbank works with international partners in 80 countries.

Format: Hardback, 192 Pages
ISBN: 9781782403241
Size: 9.449 in x 6.614 in / 240 mm x 168 mm
Published:
November 25, 2016
Seeds: Safeguarding Our Future by writer and journalist Carolyn Fry has scooped the Environmental Award at this year's lavish Garden Media Guild Awards at the Savoy Hotel in London. The Environmental Award is awarded to a writer, photographer or broadcaster who has best chronicled a project or subject that has a positive benefit on the environment, tackling it with flair, imagination and clarity. Read More.