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Author Freinkel, Susan, 1957-

Title American chestnut : the life, death, and rebirth of a perfect tree / Susan Freinkel
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [2007]
©2007
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Description 1 online resource (284 pages) : map
Contents Map of American chestnut distribution in 1938 -- Introduction -- pt. 1 -- 1. Where there are chestnuts -- 2. A new scourge -- 3. Let us not talk about impossibilities -- 4. A whole world dying -- pt. 2 -- 5. Rolling the dice -- 6. Evil tendencies cancel -- 7. Let us plant -- 8. Chestnut 2.0 -- 9. Faith in a seed -- Conclusion : the comeback -- Notes -- Acknowledgments -- Index
Summary Presents the dramatic story of the stubborn optimists who refused to let the American chestnut go. This book relates their quest to save the tree through methods that ranged from classical plant breeding to cutting-edge gene technology. It features unconventional characters who have fought for the tree for a century, undeterred by setbacks
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-271) and index
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Subject American chestnut.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0520932730 (electronic bk.)
1435611322 (electronic bk.)
9780520932739 (electronic bk.)
9781435611320 (electronic bk.)