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Thor Hanson talks about how seeds shaped human history
Book Lust with Nancy Pearl featuring Thor Hanson

We live in a world of seeds. From the cotton in our clothes to the coffee in our cups, they are quite literally the stuff and staff of life, supporting diets, economies, and civilizations around the globe. Conservation biologist (and Washington native) Thor Hanson discusses his fascinating new book, The Triumph of Seeds: How Grains, Nuts, Kernels, Pulses, and Pips Conquered the Plant Kingdom and Shaped Human History. An award-winning author, Hanson talks about the fascinating science and history of seeds and how he came to write about the tiny marvels.


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