An orchard invisible. A natural history of seeds

Silvertown, Jonathan (2009). An orchard invisible. A natural history of seeds. Chicago, USA & London, UK: Chicago University Press.

URL: http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/O...

Abstract

The story of seeds, in a nutshell, is a tale of evolution. From the tiny sesame that we sprinkle on our bagels to the forty-five-pound double coconut borne by the coco de mer tree, seeds are a perpetual reminder of the complexity and diversity of life on earth. With An Orchard Invisible, Jonathan Silvertown presents the oft-ignored seed with the natural history it deserves, one nearly as varied and surprising as the earth’s flora itself.

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