Broadway Books is pleased to announce that Thor Hanson will read from his award-winning book The Triumph of Seeds: How Grains, Nuts, Kernals, Pulses and Pips Conquered the Plant Kingdom and Shaped Human History at 7 pm on Wednesday, April 20th.

We live in a world of seeds. From our morning coffee to the cotton in our clothes, seeds support diets, economies, lifestyles, and civilizations around the globe. In The Triumph of Seeds, award-winning author and biologist Thor Hanson explores both the natural and cultural history of seeds - why they are so dominant in nature, and why we are so utterly dependent upon them.

Hanson is a Guggenheim Fellow, a Switzer Environmental Fellow, and an independent conservation biologist based in the San Juan Islands. Hanson's many media appearances have included NPR's Fresh Air, PRI's Science Friday and The World.  The Triumph of Seeds won a Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award in 2016.  He is also the author of Feathers: The Evolution of a Natural Miracle, The Impenetrable Forest and the illustrated children's favorite Bartholomew Quill.  His articles and essays have appeared in dozens of popular and scientific publications, including Audubon, BBC Wildlife, Orion, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, The Miami Herald, Bioscience, Conservation Biology, and The Huffington Post.

 


 

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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The Triumph of Seeds: How Grains, Nuts, Kernels, Pulses, and Pips Conquered the Plant Kingdom and Shaped Human History Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780465097401
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Basic Books - March 8th, 2016

Feathers: The Evolution of a Natural Miracle Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780465028788
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Basic Books (AZ) - July 31st, 2012

The Impenetrable Forest: Gorilla Years in Uganda Cover Image
$17.60
ISBN: 9780692275009
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Curtis Brown Unlimited - October 24th, 2014

Bartholomew Quill: A Crow's Quest to Know Who's Who Cover Image
By Thor Hanson, Dana Arnim (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781632170460
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little Bigfoot - April 5th, 2016

         

Thor Hanson, The Triumph of Seeds