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Out of the Scientist's Garden
Author: Richard Stirzaker

ISBN: 9780643096585
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 1 March 2010
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 19.0 x 1.5
Description:
"Out of the Scientist's Garden" is written for anyone who wants to understand food and water a little better-for those growing vegetables in a garden, food in a subsistence plot or crops on vast irrigated plains. It is also for anyone who has never grown anything before but has wondered how we will feed a growing population in a world of shrinking resources. Although a practicing scientist in the field of water and agriculture, the author has written, in story form accessible to a wide audience, about the drama of how the world feeds itself. The book starts in his own fruit and vegetable garden, exploring the "how and why" questions about the way things grow, before moving on to stories about soil, rivers, aquifers and irrigation. The book closes with a brief history of agriculture, how the world feeds itself today and how to think through some of the big conundrums of modern food production.Features * Gives an in-depth understanding on how plants and soil work using stories more than the language of science. * It is not a "how to" book, but a framework over which to lay your own experience, to learn and reflect. * Information for ga...

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