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The Viking in the wheat field : a scientist's struggle to preserve the world's harvest

Dworkin, Susan Save to your list

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  • Creator Susan Dworkin
  • Format Books
  • Publication First U.S. edition. New York : Walker & Co., 2009.
  • Physical Details
    • 239 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • ISBNs 0802717403, 9780802717405, 9780802778109, 0802778100
  • OCLC ocn317928915


  • Documents the efforts of Bent Skovmand and his fellow scientists to identify seed varieties that would prove resistant to a dangerous form of stem rust that threatened the world's wheat, an endeavor challenged by environmental hazards.


  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • The expedition to America -- The heirs of Borlaug -- The marriage of wheat and rye -- Where the wheat begins -- Save everything! -- The proactive gene bank -- The slippery seeds of Tibet -- An array of tools -- Hamlet and Mercutio -- Dracula -- The pea under the princess

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