首頁外文書生活動植物 〉The Triumph of Seeds: How Grains, Nuts, Kernels, Pulses, and Pips Conquered the Plant Kingdom and Shaped Human History

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從浣熊小屋到亞瑪遜的咖啡農場, 
從後院花圃到印度喀拉拉邦的香料之路, 
本書將帶給你一場知識、冒險以及驚奇的饗宴。 

我們居住在充滿種子的世界。從早晨的土司到身上的棉製衣物,它們實際上可說是生命的原料與支柱,支撐起全球的飲食、經濟與文明。你可曾想過:光是為了尋找肉豆蔻與胡椒就促成了大航海時代,泡在咖啡館裡也能點燃啟蒙革命,棉花籽也為工業革命揭開序幕。而從羅馬帝國的衰退到阿拉伯之春,不同國家的命運也總是取決於一種中東植物——小麥——的種子。 

種子在自然與文化上,都扮演了重要的角色——它象徵著美的化身,演化的奧祕,以及純然的驚奇。您是否曾因為一陣輕風或一口氣息將蒲公英上毛茸茸的種子艦隊送往天際,而感到著迷?儘管種子如此重要,人們卻總是將它視為理所當然,忽略了它們不凡的自然史與人類歷史。多歸了漢森這本令人震撼的新作,種子將不再受到忽視。 

不論你是否是綠手指,都會著迷於書中所描述關於種子的各種迷人面向。

本書中文書介出自《種子的勝利: 穀類、堅果、果仁、豆類、核籽如何征服植物王國, 形塑人類歷史》商周出版

We live in a world of seeds. From our morning toast to the cotton in our clothes, they are quite literally the stuff and staff of life: supporting diets, economies, and civilizations around the globe. Just as the search for nutmeg and pepper drove the Age of Discovery, coffee beans fueled the Enlightenment and cottonseed sparked the Industrial Revolution. Seeds are fundamental objects of beauty, evolutionary wonders, and simple fascinations. Yet, despite their importance, seeds are often seen as commonplace, their extraordinary natural and human histories overlooked. Thanks to this stunning new book, they can be overlooked no more. This is a book of knowledge, adventure, and wonder, spun by an award-winning writer with both the charm of a fireside story-teller and the hard-won expertise of a field biologist. A fascinating scientific adventure, it is essential reading for anyone who loves to see a plant grow.







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誠品26碼 /2681306970006
ISBN 13 /9780465097401
ISBN 10 /0465097405
EAN /9780465097401

頁數304
裝訂平裝
級別
語言英文
成份




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