The Doomsday Vault

Author: Steven Harper
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101558830
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In a clockwork Brittania, Alice's prospects are slim.

The Seed Vault

Author: Bonnie Juettner
Publisher: Norwood House Press
ISBN: 159953343X
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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
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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 ...

Globalization And The Environment

Author: Peter Christoff
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1442221496
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C APTER 4 REMAKING NATURE: BIODIVERSITY IN PERIL THE DOOMSDAY
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.

Norway

Author: Carol Hand
Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company
ISBN: 1614808767
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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,” ...

The Doomsday Key

Author: James Rollins
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1409107140
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James Rollins. NORTHERN EUROPE AND ARCTIC CIRCLE DOOMSDAY
VAULT NOTES FROM THE HISTORICAL RECORD During the eleventh century,
King.

The Vault

Author: Boyd Morrison
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439181850
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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
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Collecting Nature

Author: Andrea Gáldy
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443875082
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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” ...

Volume 3 Diversity Of Life

Author: Cecie Starr
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305724798
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The most ambitious of these, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, was built in 2008
on a Norwegian island 700 miles from the North Pole. This so-called doomsday
vault serves as a backup for other seed banks (FiGure 22.1). Here, deep inside a
mountain, seeds are stored in a permanently chilled, earthquake-free zone 400
feet above sea level. The location was chosen to ensure that the seeds will
remain high and dry even if global climate change causes the polar ice caps to
melt.

Us Environmental History Inviting Doomsday

Author: John Wills
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748629793
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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 ...