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The Age of Seeds


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The astonishing story of seed longevity, and what this means for biodiversity and our future foods.

About the Author

Fiona McMillan-Webster is a Brisbane-based science writer with a Bachelor of Science in physics and a PhD in biophysics. She has written science stories for National Geographic, Forbes, COSMOS magazine, Australian Geographic, and other publications. Her writing has also appeared in the Best Australian Science Writing anthologies for 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2021. She was runner up for the UNSW Bragg Press Prize for Science Writing 2016.

In addition, Fiona has worked behind the scenes to help produce scientific content across a variety of other media. This has included the development of panel discussions for the World Science Festival Brisbane, as well as research for factual TV series such as the ABC's Ask the Doctor.

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The expansive story of one of nature's great miracles - exploring not just the future of a plant, a species or an ecosystem but of our own ongoing survival.
*Danielle Clode*

Exciting, fast-paced and beautifully told. The sleeping seed has found a powerful voice in this book, transcending history and geography, in a rip-roaring tale of human endeavour to feed, clothe and cure a human population of nearly 8 billion people.
*Paul Smith*

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