Fifty Plants that Changed the Course of History


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Fifty Plants that Changed the Course of History Author: Format: Paperback First Published: Published By: David & Charles Pages: 224 Illustrations and other contents: Illustrations, unspecified ISBN: 9780715338544 Category:

224 pages, 200 col illus.

From the crops that have fed billions of people over the centuries to the plants highly regarded for their medicinal qualities, this publication unearths the stories behind some of the world’s best-known plants. The plants are assessed by their influence in the categories of edible, medicinal, practical and commerical, allowing the reader to discover how each of the fifty featured plants has earnt its right to be regarded as changing the course of history.

Fifty Plants that Changed the Course of History draws upon sources from ancient wall paintings to old Japanese wood blocks, depicting traditional methods of harvesting and preparing crops.

Weight0.72 kg

Author Biography

Bill Laws is a writer, editor and journalist who specialises in homes, gardens and landscapes. He is the author of ten books including Common Losses: Essays and Interviews on Trees, Woods and the Green Man. Bill's work has featured in the Guardian and Telegraph newspapers as well as various BBC publications, Environment Now and Period House. He is based in Herefordshire, England.