The Seed: Finding Purpose and Happiness in Life and Work by Jon GordonA business fable to help you discover your purpose in work and life New from Jon Gordon, the international and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Energy Bus, The Seed takes you on a quest for the meaning and passion behind work. Josh, an up-and-comer at his company, is disenchanted with his job. Challenged by his boss to take two weeks to decide if he really wants to work there, Josh takes off for the country, where he meets a wise farmer who gives him a seed and a promise: find the right place to plant the seed, and his purpose will be revealed.
Through Joshs journey cross-country journey, youll find surprising new sources of wisdom and inspiration in your own business and life.
Nobody captures the deeper meaning of business like Jon Gordon, and The Seed is his most searching and significant book yet. Whatever your profession, take this insightful look at the purpose behind work, and plant The Seed of inspiration in your life!
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Adventist Youth Honors Answer Book/Nature/Seeds
Seed , the characteristic reproductive body of both angiosperms flowering plants and gymnosperms e. Essentially, a seed consists of a miniature undeveloped plant the embryo , which, alone or in the company of stored food for its early development after germination , is surrounded by a protective coat the testa. Frequently small in size and making negligible demands upon their environment , seeds are eminently suited to perform a wide variety of functions the relationships of which are not always obvious: multiplication, perennation surviving seasons of stress such as winter , dormancy a state of arrested development , and dispersal. The latter factor provides ample opportunity for the development of adaptations for dispersal, such as plumes for wind dispersal, barbs, and others. Economically, seeds are important primarily because they are sources of a variety of foods—for example, the cereal grains, such as wheat , rice , and corn maize ; the seeds of beans , peas , peanuts , soybeans , almonds , sunflowers , hazelnuts, walnuts , pecans , and Brazil nuts. Other useful products provided by seeds are abundant.
Structure of a Seed
A seed is an embryonic plant enclosed in a protective outer covering. The formation of the seed is part of the process of reproduction in seed plants, the spermatophytes , including the gymnosperm and angiosperm plants. Seeds are the product of the ripened ovule , after fertilization by pollen and some growth within the mother plant. The embryo is developed from the zygote and the seed coat from the integuments of the ovule. Seeds have been an important development in the reproduction and success of gymnosperm and angiosperm plants, relative to more primitive plants such as ferns , mosses and liverworts , which do not have seeds and use water-dependent means to propagate themselves. Seed plants now dominate biological niches on land, from forests to grasslands both in hot and cold climates. In the case of sunflower and corn "seeds", what is sown is the seed enclosed in a shell or husk , whereas the potato is a tuber.