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LA Times Book of the Week!

Nautilus Award GOLD Winner! 

"An extraordinary book - in equal measure fascinating, beautiful, and haunting."
- Bill McKibben, author of Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet


"Seeds on ice ... offers a glimpse into what has become the world's most crucial agrarian library."
- GOOD Magazine


"There's a simple faith in a seed that these words and images convey that is beautiful."
- John Seabrook, The New Yorker, author of the song machine


Seeds on ice "can be your introduction to an extraordinary, farsighted venture."
- The Washington post


"Seeds on Ice introduces readers to our most precious culinary resource - the Svalbard Global Seed Vault - and our most urgent challenge as eaters: protecting crop diversity for the future of food."
- Dan barber, chef of blue hill and author of the third plate: the future of food





"For those of us struggling to keep the planet from cracking, it's a great comfort to know all about this project."
- Elizabeth Kolbert, author of The Sixth Extinction

A "fascinating look at a place few of us would otherwise visit."
- Discover Magazine








"Here is an adventure story and an amazing success story of one man’s personal, professional, and passionate crusade for the conservation of genetic diversity in the world’s agricultural crops."
- gregory long, president of the new york botanical garden

"Stunning... A book that anyone who loves our planet should own."
- Bette Midler