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Out of the scientist's garden [electronic resource] : a story of water and food / Richard Stirzaker.

By: Contributor(s): Material type: TextTextPublication details: Collingwood, Vic. : CSIRO Pub., 2010.Description: 1 online resource (193 p.)ISBN:
  • 9780643100145 (electronic bk.)
  • 0643100148 (electronic bk.)
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: Print version:: Out of the scientist's garden.DDC classification:
  • 630 22
LOC classification:
  • S494.5.W3 S75 2010eb
Online resources: Summary: "Although a practising 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."--Publisher description.
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"Although a practising 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."--Publisher description.

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