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This is a book written by someone whose passion for their corner of the natural world is joyful and infectious. It is a pleasure to read. It is also a fount of information useful to help us thread our way through the risky future of genetically modified food crops even though the author specifically places that whole world outside of consideration for this book. I recommend this book, and if you have youthful family members showing interest in the natural world this book is an excellent doorway into a rewarding world. Check it out!
The Triumph of Seeds: How Grains, Nuts, Kernels, Pulses & Pips Conquered the Plant Kingdom and Shaped Human History Audiobook – Unabridged Thor Hanson (Author), Review
I love both reading/learning about plants and working with them. This was a good look at seeds and the profound influences they have on human life. The writing was interesting with bits of humor and for someone like me anyway, kept me avidly reading. The science and history behind seeds and their use is fascinating. The tiniest criticism I have for this book is that the author sometimes wandered into personal tales that had little to do with seed function and history. I would also have enjoyed a few more examples of odd seeds or plant adaptions to distribute seeds. But I found the book enjoyable and well worth reading. -Read Reviews-
I’m about half-way through this book, and it is wonderful. Interesting mix of science and personal anecdotes. I, too, have read "An Orchard Invisible," which is also informative. I am a botanical artist driven to learn about what I attempt to paint. Nuts and seeds are fascinating to look at and hold – so many shapes, sizes, colors, textures. Thor Hanson is good at describing what is going on inside those seeds, and some of the reasons why they vary. I’ve got some seed packets left over from last year and will try my hand at attempting to get them to sprout. I think I will read Thor’s other books as well.