Where Our Food Comes From: Retracing Nikolay Vavilov’s Quest to End Famine

by Gary Paul Nabhan

Any book that introduces or discusses the life of Nikolai Vavilov is sure to have me captivated. This book by Gary is a beautiful tribute to one man’s passion and quest to understand the phenomena of food plant development. It is easy to hop on board as Gary travels around the world “following” in Nikolai’s footsteps. I believe that this book will give the curious reader a beautiful perspective of world food plants and certainly will prepare one to delve further into the mysteries of why we eat what we eat in our present day. It inspires me so much that I want to take up the torch and carry it further.


Paperback: 264 pages

Publisher: Island Press; 2 edition (March 16, 2011)

Language: English

ISBN: 978-1610910033