Enduring Seeds

Author: Gary Paul Nabhan
Editor: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 0816522596
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As biological diversity continues to shrink at an alarming rate, the loss of plant species poses a threat seemingly less visible than the loss of animals but in many ways more critical. In this book, one of America's leading ethnobotanists warns about our loss of natural vegetation and plant diversity while providing insights into traditional Native agricultural practices in the Americas. Gary Paul Nabhan here reveals the rich diversity of plants found in tropical forests and their contribution to modern crops, then tells how this diversity is being lost to agriculture and lumbering. He then relates "local parables" of Native American agriculture—from wild rice in the Great Lakes region to wild gourds in Florida—that convey the urgency of this situation and demonstrate the need for saving the seeds of endangered plants. Nabhan stresses the need for maintaining a wide gene pool, not only for the survival of these species but also for the preservation of genetic strains that can help scientists breed more resilient varieties of other plants. Enduring Seeds is a book that no one concerned with our environment can afford to ignore. It clearly shows us that, as agribusiness increasingly limits the food on our table, a richer harvest can be had by preserving ancient ways. This edition features a new foreword by Miguel Altieri, one of today's leading spokesmen for sustainable agriculture and the preservation of indigenous farming methods.
Enduring Seeds
Language: en
Pages: 225
Authors: Gary Paul Nabhan
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1989 - Publisher: University of Arizona Press

As biological diversity continues to shrink at an alarming rate, the loss of plant species poses a threat seemingly less visible than the loss of animals but in many ways more critical. In this book, one of America's leading ethnobotanists warns about our loss of natural vegetation and plant diversity
Enduring Seeds
Language: en
Pages: 225
Authors: Gary Paul Nabhan
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-10 - Publisher: University of Arizona Press

As biological diversity continues to shrink at an alarming rate, the loss of plant species poses a threat seemingly less visible than the loss of animals but in many ways more critical. In this book, one of America's leading ethnobotanists warns about our loss of natural vegetation and plant diversity
Keepers of Life
Language: en
Pages: 265
Authors: Michael J. Caduto, Joseph Bruchac
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998 - Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing

Through 19 Native American stories and various activities, children learn the invaluable lesson that all living things are intertwined.
Enduring Seeds
Language: en
Pages: 225
Authors: Gary Paul Nabhan
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1989 - Publisher:

'A gem of a book: scientifically sound, ethical, full of interesting and timely information about one of the paramount yet neglected environmental issues of our times.' --Garden
1Thinking in Indian
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: José Barreiro
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-10-01 - Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing

These essays, produced and published over thirty years, are prescient in the prophetic tradition yet current. They reflect consistent engagement in Native issues and deliver a profoundly indigenous analysis of modern existence. Sovereignty, cultural roots and world view, land and treaty rights, globalization, spiritual formulations and fundamental human wisdom coalesce