PDF / Epub ☁ The Triumph of Seeds: How Grains, Nuts, Kernels, Pulses & Pips Conquered the Plant Kingdom and Shaped Human History (Audio Download): Amazon.co.uk: Thor Hanson, Marc Vietor, Audible Studios: Books Author Thor Hanson – Tactical-player.co.uk
Brilliant read. We Live In A World Of Seeds From Our Morning Toast To The Cotton In Our Clothes, They Are Quite Literally The Stuff And Staff Of Life, Supporting Diets, Economies, And Civilizations Around The Globe Just As The Search For Nutmeg And The Humble Peppercorn Drove The Age Of Discovery, So Did Coffee Beans Help Fuel The Enlightenment And Cottonseed Help Spark The Industrial Revolution And From The Fall Of Rome To The Arab Spring, The Fate Of Nations Continues To Hinge On The Seeds Of A Middle Eastern Grass Known As Wheat In Nature And In Culture, Seeds Are Fundamental Objects Of Beauty, Evolutionary Wonder, And Simple Fascination How Many Times Has A Child Dropped The Winged Pip Of A Maple, Marveling As It Spirals Its Way Down To The Ground, Or Relished The Way A Gust Of Wind Or A Stout Breath Can Send A Dandelion S Feathery Flotilla Skyward Yet Despite Their Importance, Seeds Are Often Seen As A Commonplace, Their Extraordinary Natural And Human Histories Overlooked Thanks To Thor Hanson And This Stunning New Book, They Can Be Overlooked No PLEASE NOTE When You Purchase This Title, The Accompanying Reference Material Will Be Available In Your Library Section Along With The Audio Great This is very well written and interesting If you have some knowledge of seeds and botany or perhaps even a keen gardener , then this will be too simple for you The notes don t show up well on the Kindle version though this might have been fixed now. I have read a number of books on seeds recently and it is difficult to believe how different and yet fascinating they all have been Peter Thompson s Seeds Sex and Civilisation and Jonathan Silvertown s An Orchard Invisible are both worth getting hold of if you enjoyed this book which maintains the standard with only a certain amount of overlap. I love this book It is not academic or stuffy but is well researched and thought through Anyone with a keen interest in horticulture and where the world is going with food production many other ecological issues will love this read.