An inspirational and beautifully illustrated book that tells the stories of 80 plants from around the globe. In his follow-up to the bestselling Around the World in 80 Trees, Jonathan Drori takes another trip across the globe, bringing to life the science of plants by revealing how their worlds are intricately entwined with our own history, culture and folklore.
From the eerie mandrake to Spanish ‘moss’ of Louisiana, each of these stories is full of surprises. Some have a troubling past, while others have ignited human creativity or enabled whole civilizations to flourish. With a colourful cast of characters all brought to life by illustrator Lucille Clerc, Around the World in 80 Plants takes you on a botanical journey of beauty and brilliance.
Signed label insert included
“Each plant comes alive with wit and affection. It’s a sparkling compendium of fascinating insights into the endlessly diverse world of plants. I learned so much reading this book – it is a box of treasures.” Richard Deverell, Director, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew