Around the World in 80 Plants

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Around the World in 80 Plants

Around the World in 80 Plants

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Some have a troubling past, while others have ignited human creativity or enabled whole civilizations to flourish. Lucille Clerc is a French illustrator who studied at ENSAAMA in Paris and Central Saint Martins in London. Maybe you'll just want to read up on one of the 80 plants or at other times get stuck into a geographic section.

He is a Fellow of the Linnean Society and the Zoological Society of London, and a former documentary filmmaker with the BBC. I’m afraid they are the hussies of the flower world and with that information I can no longer look at them without imagining a poor bee thinking it got a mate when instead it got duped. Apart from telling us all about the plant's quirks, Drori also sometimes adds a slightly cynical or critical note about humans and the way we treat or have been treating the plants in question, not in the least because that behaviour threatens our own lives, or all life on our precious planet. The descriptions are written with such passion and beauty, brief but densely packed with information about the plant's history, as well as things like relevance to science and art, or just quirky anecdotes. An exquisite follow up to his Around the World in 80 Trees, Drori is the David Attenborough of the plant world, sharing his immense fascination and love of plants with any who are lucky enough to listen.How could you possibly separate Corn and the USA, Papyrus and Egypt, Tomato and Spain, Hops and Germany, Indigo and Bangladesh, or Cacao and the Ivory Coast? Her work is mainly handcrafted from drawing to screenprinting which allows her to create large scale compositions, architectural portraits of her favourite places and exploring their past and present lives. Ik kijk nu vol bewondering naar de ogenschijnlijk eenvoudige paardenbloem (Taraxacum officinale) die in Estland wordt gevierd met een heus paardenbloemenfestival. Most of his choices are two pages - a few are four and those have more illustrations possibly likely due to the diversity (squashes, pumpkins and gourds) or the history (cocoa).

I could go into detail about several of them but this is a book in which every page needs to be investigated, read, digested and considered.In a gloriously illustrated follow-up to his bestselling Around the World in 80 Trees, Drori takes the reader on a botanical journey across the world, exploring the science, history and cultural significance of a fascinating range of plants. I loved the writing style and interesting information about each plant - I often stopped to read a few sentences to my husband, or made sure to share some of it with him later. If you think you know about the humble potato (Drori's paragraph on our Great Famine is admirably balanced) or tomato or nettle or dandelion, you'll learn still more here, while also learning about exotica such as mandrake and carnivorous plants.

Please take time to read our Privacy Policy which explains what data we collect and why, how we use it and other information relevant to the privacy of your data.La capacita dell'autore di rendere fruibile una materia cosi di nicchia come quella della botanica è davvero impressionante, tanto da farmi consigliare questo libro anche a chi come me non è appassionato ad un mondo cosi vasto come quello delle piante, che richiede una nozione di base scientifica appartenente solo a chi ha affrontato un certo percorso di studi. Our author travels the globe via plants, like a plantsman Phineas Fogg, from Nettle and Mistletoe here to Saffron crocus and mandrake in Southern Europe to damask rose in South Asia to vanilla in Africa. I also really appreciated how Drori, blended biology, culture and wit in telling the often complex stories of the plants. If you read extensively on many subjects, then here's another fascinating book to add to your collection - you'll love this one.



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