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Main Title Enduring seeds : Native American agriculture and wild plant conservation /
Author Nabhan, Gary Paul.
Publisher North Point Press,
Year Published 1989
OCLC Number 19048593
ISBN 0865473439; 9780865473430; 0865473447; 9780865473447
Subjects Indians of North America--Agriculture ; Seeds--North America ; Plant conservation--North America ; Landwirtschaft ; Wildpflanzen ; Genetische Ressourcen ; Indiens--Amérique du Nord--Agriculture ; Semences--Amérique du Nord ; Indiens--Amérique du Nord--Ethnobotanique ; Indianer ; Seeds--United States ; Rare plants--United States ; Gene banks, Plant--United States ; Plant conservation--United States
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EOAM  E98.A3N33 1989 Region 8 Technical Library/Denver,CO 03/31/1995
Collation xxiii, 225 pages ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-217) and index.
Contents Notes
Warns that modern agriculture practices have over-manipulated and genetically streamlined domestic plants and animals, and suggest fostering diversity, safeguarding wild plants, and developing a wide variety of crops for different local conditions. The flowering of diversity -- Diversity lost : the wet and the dry tropics -- Fields infused with wildness -- Invisible erosion : the rise and fall of native farming -- A spirit earthly enough : locally adapted crops and persistent cultures -- New and old ways of saving: botanical gardens, seed banks, heritage farms, and biosphere reserves -- Wild-rice : the endangered, the sacred, and the tamed -- The exile and the holy anomaly : wild American sunflowers -- Lost gourds and spent soils on the shores of Okeechobee -- Drowning in a shallow gene pool : the factory turkey -- Harvest time : northern plains agricultural change -- Turning foxholes in to compost heaps, shooting ranges into shelterbelts.