The Doomsday Vault

Author: Steven Harper
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101558830
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A Novel of the Clockwork Empire Steven Harper. “Did he?” Phipps got to her feet
behind her desk. “And what does it—” There was a muffled boom. All the lights,
including the oil lamps, went out. Shouts went up all over the house. Phipps
made an exasperated sound. “I never liked that thing,” she said, fumbling in the
dim moonlight for matches. “I think we'll have to put it into the Doomsday Vault
first thing in the—ouch!” “What's wrong?” “The lamp is still lit. It's just not giving off
any light.

The Seed Vault

Author: Bonnie Juettner
Publisher: Norwood House Press
ISBN: 159953343X
Size: 17.78 MB
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... and 3,800 more varieties of wheat and barley. Most of these seeds were sent
by national seed banks and international seed bank networks. But many were
sent by seed collectors. These collectors, like Vavilov and his students, travel
around the world. They search for different kinds of plants. When they find new
species, they save the seeds. They package the seeds carefully and send them
to the Doomsday Vault. Saving Nonfood Seeds The Doomsday Vault is intended
to preserve.

Seeds On Ice

Author: Cary Fowler
Publisher: Prospecta Press
ISBN: 9781632260574
Size: 35.51 MB
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In SEEDS ON ICE, Fowler tells for the first time the comprehensive inside story of how the "doomsday seed vault" came to be, while the breathtaking photographs offer a stunning guided tour not only of the private vault, but of the windswept ...

Globalization And The Environment

Author: Peter Christoff
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1442221496
Size: 52.68 MB
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VAULT Buried in permafrost in the side of a mountain on the island of
Spitzbergen, in the Svalbard archipelago in the Arctic Circle, is the Svalbard
Global Seed Vault. Officially opened in February 2008, the Seed Vault is
designed to store backup copies of the seeds of the world's major food crops.
Dubbed the “Doomsday Vault” or a “Living Fort Knox,” the vault operates like a
safety deposit box in a bank.

The Vault

Author: Boyd Morrison
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439181850
Size: 41.13 MB
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PRAISE FOR THE VAULT “FAST-PACED FUN! The Vault ricochets the reader
down a roller-coaster ride of GUN-BLAZING ACTION, fascinating historical
references, and a NAIL-BITING BATTLE OF WITS between international
supercriminals and an unlikely trio of friends who must solve the puzzle and find
the treasure in order to save their families. MOVE OVER DAN BROWN, and ... —
James Rollins, author of The Doomsday Key ISBN 978-1-4391-8182-9 $24.99
U.S./$28.99 Can.

The Doomsday Key

Author: James Rollins
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1409107140
Size: 13.92 MB
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Author: Carol Hand
Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company
ISBN: 1614808767
Size: 49.12 MB
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Threatened animals include wild reindeer, arctic foxes, bears, wolves, wolverines
, lynx, and Atlantic salmon. Marine environments face threats as well, as
exemplified by a serious oil spill that happened near the city of Langesund on
July 31, 2009. sVaLBaRD GLOBaL seeD VauLT The Svalbard Global Seed Vault
, opened in 2008, is a cavern big enough to hold 4 million different types of seeds
(a total of 2.25 billion seeds). Called the “vegetarian Noah's ark” or the “
Doomsday Vault,” ...

Uncertain Peril

Author: Claire Hope Cummings
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807085812
Size: 64.39 MB
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The Doomsday Vault is the world's newest and most innovative seed bank, but
it's based on the very old idea that we should save seeds in times of calamity. It's
a Noah's Ark for agriculture. As it is being constructed, the air is warming, the ice
is melting, the wildlife is getting restless, and the humans are running around,
some measuring everything in sight and others storing up supplies for the coming
changes in the weather. Svalbard is quickly becoming the stage set for the
unfolding ...

Us Environmental History Inviting Doomsday

Author: John Wills
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748629793
Size: 24.84 MB
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Doomsday. Seed. On the frozen Norwegian island of Spitsbergen, on the edge of
the Arctic Circle, 620 miles (998 km) from the North Pole, 430 feet (131 m) above
sea level, is an underground storage facility cut into the side of a mountain. Built
at a cost of $9 million, it opened in 2008. Within it resides the doomsday seed.
Applauded as an international scheme with true environmental scope, the
doomsday seed (officially titled Svalbard Global Seed Vault) set about tackling
the age of ...

Collecting Nature

Author: Andrea Gáldy
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443875082
Size: 29.14 MB
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Coinciding with the opening of this dramatic and monumental facility in 2008, I
began a photographic project titled Archiving Eden. I was inspired to make
photographs by the hopeful yet pessimistic nature of Svalbard; on one hand
volunteers and governments from around the world are collaborating to create a
global botanical back-up system, while on the other hand, the gravity of climate
change and political instability have created the need for an inaccessible “
doomsday vault” ...