The Triumph of Seeds: How Grains, Nuts, Kernels, Pulses, and Pips Conquered the Plant Kingdom and Shaped Human History

As seen on PBS s American Spring LIVE, the award winning author of Buzz and Feathers presents a natural and human history of seeds, the marvels of the plant kingdom The genius of Hanson s fascinating, inspiring, and entertaining book stems from the fact that it is not about how all kinds of things

The Wizard and the Prophet: Two Remarkable Scientists and Their Dueling Visions to Shape Tomorrow's World

From the best selling, award winning author of 1491 and 1493 an incisive portrait of the two little known twentieth century scientists, Norman Borlaug and William Vogt, whose diametrically opposed views shaped our ideas about the environment, laying the groundwork for how people in the twenty first

Let There Be Water: Israel’s Solution for a Water-Starved World

As every day brings urgent reports of growing water shortages around the world, there is no time to lose in the search for solutions.The U.S government predicts that forty of our fifty statesand 60 percent of the earth s land surfacewill soon face alarming gaps between available water and the

The Urban Farmer: Growing Food for Profit on Leased and Borrowed Land

There are twenty million acres of lawns in North America In their current form, these unproductive expanses of grass represent a significant financial and environmental cost However, viewed through a different lens, they can also be seen as a tremendous source of opportunity Access to land is a

The Cabaret of Plants: Forty Thousand Years of Plant Life and the Human Imagination

The Cabaret of Plants is a masterful, globe trotting exploration of the relationship between humans and the kingdom of plants by the renowned naturalist Richard Mabey A rich, sweeping, and wonderfully readable work of botanical history, The Cabaret of Plants explores dozens of plant species that

100 Plants to Feed the Bees: Provide a Healthy Habitat to Help Pollinators Thrive

The international bee crisis is threatening our global food supply, but this user friendly field guide shows what you can do to help protect our pollinators The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation offers browsable profiles of 100 common flowers, herbs, shrubs, and trees that support bees,

Locally Laid: How We Built a Plucky, Industry-changing Egg Farm - from Scratch

How a Midwestern family with no agriculture experience went from a few backyard chickens to a full fledged farmand discovered why local chicks are better.When Lucie Amundsen had a rare night out with her husband, she never imagined what hed tell her over dinnerthat his dream was to quit his office

This Blessed Earth: A Year in the Life of an American Family Farm

The family farm lies at the heart of our national identity, and yet its future is in peril Rick Hammond grew up on a farm, and for forty years he has raised cattle and crops on his wifes fifth generation homestead in Nebraska, in hopes of passing it on to their four children But as the handoff