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The vanishing feast :how dwindling genetic diversity threatens the world's food supply /Dorothy Hinshaw Patent.

Collection Type
Books
Originator
Patent, Dorothy Hinshaw.
Publication
San Diego : Harcourt Brace
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.
Date
c1994.
Edition
1st ed.
Description
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.
xii, 180 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Notes
"A Gulliver green book."
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Received from education team, 2012.
ISBN
0152928677 (alk. paper)
9780152928674 (alk. paper)
GUSN
270589
Call Number
Stacks S494.3.P38 1994
Descriptive terms
Agriculture
Agriculture.
Biodiversity conservation
Biodiversity.
Conservation of natural resources.
Crops Germplasm resources
Germplasm resources
Livestock Germplasm resources
Material Type
Juvenile literature.

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