The garden of invention

Luther Burbank and the business of breeding plants by Jane S. Smith

Publisher: Penguin Press in New York

Written in English
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Subjects:

  • Burbank, Luther, -- 1849-1926,
  • Plant breeders -- United States -- Biography,
  • Plant breeding -- United States -- History

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementJane S. Smith.
GenreBiography.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsSB63.B9 S635 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23078797M
ISBN 109781594202094
LC Control Number2009001822
OCLC/WorldCa233549237

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