The Story of Seeds: From Mendel's Garden to Your Plate, and How There's More of Less to Eat Around the World

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Clarion Books
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5.6 X 8.1 X 0.8 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author

Nancy Castaldo lives with her family in New York's Hudson Valley and is the regional advisor for SCBWI-Eastern New York. She is also a photographer.


National Science Teachers Association 2017 Top Science Trade Books for K-12 Students
Nerdy Book Club Nerdies 2016 Longform Nonfiction
Nonfiction Detectives: Best of 2016
Northland College Young Adult Notable Book
Green Earth Book Award - YA Nonfiction 2017
Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Notable book

* "A terrific, engrossing resource."
--Booklist, STARRED review

"This eye-opening book on the science and politics of agriculture serves as a wake-up call to readers about the fragility of something many of us take for granted: our plant-based food supply. Castaldo clearly lays out a case for the importance of plant diversity ("Seeds equal life"), presenting engaging scientific and historical information..."
--Horn Book Magazine

"An impassioned call to action..."
--School Library Journal

"Castaldo delivers a sobering global status report--and a call to action...Well-crafted and inspiring."

"Castaldo breaks down threats like climate change and disease, while providing a greater sense of interconnectivity in nature and within world communities."
--Publishers Weekly