The Resource Plant conservation : why it matters and how it works, Timothy Walker, (electronic resource)

Plant conservation : why it matters and how it works, Timothy Walker, (electronic resource)

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Plant conservation : why it matters and how it works
Title
Plant conservation
Title remainder
why it matters and how it works
Statement of responsibility
Timothy Walker
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Plants' ability to turn sunlight into energy makes them the basis for all life; without them there is no life. And they are more than just a food source--they provide us with fuel, fibers, and pharmaceuticals. Global warming and the destruction of natural habitats are a serious threat to many plants, and there are worldwide efforts to mitigate the disaster. Plant Conservation tackles this essential topic head on. Timothy Walker, as the director of the Oxford Botanical Garden, a leader in the field of plant conservation, plays a key role in this effort. He highlights what is happening now, from cataloging the world's flora to conservation efforts like protecting plants from overcollecting. He also shows home gardeners how they can become involved, whether by growing their own food to decrease reliance on large agriculture or by making smart plant choices by growing natives and avoiding invasives. Plant Conservation treats a critical topic in an accessible and optimistic way. It is required reading for students, professionals, and anyone with a keen interest in the importance of plants
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YDXCP
Dewey number
333.95/316
Index
index present
LC call number
QK86
LC item number
.W35 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
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Target audience
adult
Plant conservation : why it matters and how it works, Timothy Walker, (electronic resource)
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Plant conservation : why it matters and how it works, Timothy Walker, (electronic resource)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A world flora: how on earth do we do it? -- Which is better, home or away? -- Conserving genes: plants for the future -- Moving away from home: mobile plants, natural or unnatural? -- Meeting the needs of today and all our tomorrows -- Pay as you go: sustainable resource use -- Gardeners getting involved
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Extent
1 online resource (pages
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781604695694
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00141197
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (Sirsi) f866622813
  • (CaAE) f866622813

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