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Fifty Plants That Changed the Course of History Hardcover – 26 Nov 2010

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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: David & Charles (2 Nov. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0715338544
  • ISBN-13: 978-0715338544
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 17.3 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 22 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 182,187 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I've never been more pleasantly surprised with a "plant book" than this one.--Karen Gallagher"Dayton Beach News-Journal" (04/16/2011)

[For] the historically curious, foodies, reference libraries, schools of hospitality and cooking... Well-priced, and it comes with a ribbon bookmark.--Dean Tudor"gothicepicures.blogspot.com" (03/17/2011)

How wonderful are plants! Attractively illustrated ... This marvelous collection of tales deserves to be read and enjoyed.--Marilyn K. Alaimo"Chicago Botanic Garden" (06/30/2011)

Provides insight into the way plants used as fuel, food, weapons and medicines have had an impact on civilizations.--David Hobson"Kitchener Record" (04/01/2011)

This is a book for the curious sort.--Kylee Baumle"Horticulture" (04/20/2011)

Presents interesting information and impressions about plants.--Joel Lerner"Washington Post" (03/04/2011)

A delight to look at and a pleasure to hold. It is also a pleasure to read... a fine job.--Ann Skea"Midwest Book Review" (04/01/2011)

You might want to pick up two copies of this beautifully illustrated, fun read--one for the gardener...one for you.--Kathy Huber"Houston Chronicle" (12/16/2011)

A perfect book for residents as well as visitors... the short historical articles are beautifully illustrated with well-chosen color artwork.--Clear Englebert"West Hawaii Today" (12/20/2011)

Laws manages to throw in some interesting and little-known history.--George M. Eberhart"C and RL News (Association of College and Research" (10/01/2011) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

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.



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