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The Triumph of Seeds

How Grains, Nuts, Kernels, Pulses & Pips Conquered the Plant Kingdom and Shaped Human History

By Thor Hanson
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The Triumph of Seeds: How Grains, Nuts, Kernels, Pulses & Pips Conquered the Plant Kingdom and Shaped Human History by Thor Hanson

The Triumph of Seeds (2015) tells the amazing story of the influence of seeds. Find out how plants have managed to endure and evolve over the course of Earth’s long history and how they manipulated both man and animal into doing their bidding.

  • Students of biology, ecology or agriculture
  • Botanists
  • Readers who love natural science or gardening

Dr. Thor Hanson is a conservation biologist from the Pacific Northwest and an award-winning author. A Guggenheim Fellow, his other books include Feathers and The Impenetrable Forest.

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