MSU Professor Explores the History of Wheat in New Book
October 21, 2020
By Reagan Colyer, MSU News Service
BOZEMAN — When Cathy Zabinski decided to write her first book, she steered away from topics she has studied for nearly three decades: soil ecology, remediation of damaged ecosystems and crop rotations. Instead, she picked a new topic, one she could learn about along with her readers. For her main character, she chose the humble wheat plant.
Zabinski’s book, “Amber Waves: The Extraordinary Biography of Wheat, from Wild Grass to World Megacrop,” was published last month. For Zabinski, a professor in the Department of Land Resources and Environmental...