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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.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (284 pages) : map
Series Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-271) and index.
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.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject American chestnut.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780520932739 (electronic bk.)
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