The Garden of Invention: Luther Burbank and the Business of Breeding Plants

Autor Jane S. Smith
en Limba Engleză Paperback – feb 2010 – vârsta de la 18 ani

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The wide-ranging and delightful history of celebrated plant breeder Luther Burbank and the business of farm and garden in early twentieth- century America

At no other time in history has there been more curiosity or concern about the food we eat-and genetically modified foods, in particular, have become both pervasive and suspect. A century ago, however, Luther Burbank's blight-resistant potatoes, white blackberries, and plumcots-a plum-apricot hybrid-were celebrated as triumphs in the best tradition of American ingenuity and perseverance. In his experimental grounds in Santa Rosa, California, Burbank bred and cross-bred edible and ornamental plants-for both home gardens and commercial farms-until they were bigger, hardier, more beautiful, and more productive than ever before. A fascinating portrait of an American original, The Garden of Invention is also a colorful and engrossing tale of the intersection of gardening, science and business in the years between the Civil War and the Great Depression.

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ISBN-13: 9780143116899
ISBN-10: 0143116894
Pagini: 354
Ilustrații: b/w illustrations and photos throughout
Dimensiuni: 136 x 205 x 20 mm
Greutate: 0.32 kg
Editura: Penguin Books



A delightful narrative history of the celebrated plant-breeder Luther Burbank in early 20th-century America, "The Garden of Invention" is a colorful and engrossing examination of gardening, science, and business in the years between the Civil War and the Great Depression.

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Jane S. Smith