A Wealth Of Wild Species: Storehouse For Human Welfare

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Routledge, Mar 20, 2019 - Political Science - 288 pages
This book tells how our welfare is ever more intimately tied up with the welfare of the millions of species that share the One Earth home with us. It presents a synoptic review of the contributions that wild species make, and can make, to our daily lives.
 

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Contents

Preface
A Tale of a Few Wild Corn Stalks
The Genetic Guts of Modern Agriculture
More Genes for Mealtimes
New Foods Coming on Line
Insect Food of the Future
Plants and Medicine
Plants as Sources of Anticancer Drugs
Plants and Industry
Growing Gasoline
Some Esoteric Uses of Wildlife
The Ultimate Genetic Contribution
Dollars and Sense
References
Index
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Animals and Medicine

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Myers, Norman

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