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The Viking in the Wheat Field: A Scientist's Struggle to Preserve the World's Harvest
The Viking in the Wheat Field A Scientist's Struggle to Preserve the World's Harvest
Author: Susan Dworkin
The gripping story of how Bent Skovmand and others preserved the world?s wheat harvest. In 1999, a terrifying new form of stem rust—spotted in Uganda and dubbed “UG99?—quickly turned robust golden fields into dark, tangled ruins. For decades plant scientists had bred wheat varieties with rust-resistant genes, but these gene...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780802717405
ISBN-10: 0802717403
Publication Date: 11/24/2009
Pages: 256
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Publisher: Walker & Company
Book Type: Hardcover
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