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

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

GUSN

GUSN-270589

Description

xii, 180 p. : ill. ; 24 cm., 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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

Crops Germplasm resources
Livestock Germplasm resources
Germplasm resources
Biodiversity conservation
Agriculture
Biodiversity.
Conservation of natural resources.
Agriculture.

Originator

Patent, Dorothy Hinshaw.

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.

Publication

San Diego : Harcourt Brace

Description

xii, 180 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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.

Notes

"A Gulliver green book."
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Received from education team, 2012.

ISBN

0152928677 (alk. paper)
9780152928674 (alk. paper)

Call Number

Stacks S494.3.P38 1994

Material Type

Juvenile literature.

Edition

1st ed.