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    Michael Leapman(Author)

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Thomas Fairchild, a practical nurseryman in Georgian London, shook the horticultural world by revealing the sexual reproduction of plants. Although alarmed at the prospect of interfering with God's natural design, he could not resist the inevitable consequence of his discovery - the selective breeding of plant varieties. This early form of genetic engineering aroused as much controversy then as genetically modified plants are causing now and scientific debate raged furiously.

Michael Leapman is a journalist who writes regularly on gardening for the Sunday Telegraph, The Economist and the Mail on Sunday. He also contributes to The Times media page. He is a keen gardener with an allotment in Brixton.

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  • PDF | 288 pages
  • Michael Leapman(Author)
  • Headline Book Publishing; New edition edition (1 Feb. 2001)
  • English
  • 10
  • Home & Garden

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  • By P. Miller on 5 November 2011

    If youre interested in gardening and plants this book will fascinate you. It tells the story of the man who started hybridising plants, thus giving us the possibility of the many varieties we enjoy today. Before him no one knew how to do it. And if you live in Hackney, the locations are fascinating too. A good read.


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