The Viking in the Wheat Field: A Scientist's Struggle to Preserve the World's Harvest

The Viking in the Wheat Field: A Scientist's Struggle to Preserve the World's Harvest

by Susan Dworkin

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ISBN-13: 9780802778109
Publisher: Walker & Company
Publication date: 12/21/2010
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Susan Dworkin has written several biographies, including The Nazi Officer's Wife (with Edith Hahn Beer), and her articles have appeared in numerous magazines.

Table of Contents

Introduction: What It Takes to Beat a Plague 1

1 The Expedition to America 12

2 The Heirs of Borlaug 26

3 The Marriage of Wheat and Rye 44

4 Where the Wheat Begins 63

5 Save Everything! 84

6 The Proactive Gene Bank 101

7 The Slippery Seeds of Tibet 117

8 An Array of Tools 128

9 Hamlet and Mercutio 150

10 Dracula 169

11 The Pea Under the Princess 179

Epilogue 196

Acknowledgments 202

Appendix A Important Collections of Wheat, Rye, Triticale, and Related Species, Worldwide 204

Appendix B U.S. National Plant Germplasm System 207

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