Apples, Mountains, Bees, Islam, Art

East To Eden

Roger Deakin and Robert Macfarlane | Emergence | 7th February 2020

Chronicle of a voyage to Kazakhstan in pursuit of the origins of the apple. The ur-apple, small and sour, flowered in central and southern China 12 million years ago. Birds carried the seeds westward across Central Asia into the foothills of the Tien Shan mountains. There, a b…

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