- Hardcover: 168 pages
- Publisher: Papadakis (7 May 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1906506191
- ISBN-13: 978-1906506193
- Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 2.1 x 19.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 140,126 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
100 Plants that Almost Changed the World Hardcover – 7 May 2013
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Chris Beardshaw is one of those rare educators who is able to communicate complicated subjects easily and with enthusiasm. He is a popular speaker on horticultural subjects at British educational institutions and on TV. This light-weight, handy-size book (a perfect companion for a traveler and those bed-bound) contains a collection of 100 concise reflections on the relationships that man has had with plants. Pointing out the chemical components that make each plant attractive, he tells how each plant earned its name and the part that it played in history. This digest of information will provide many delightful hours of reading for a gardener.--Marilyn K. Alaimo "Chicago Botanic Garden, December 2013 "
About the Author
Chris Beardshaw is an award winning garden designer, television presenter and author. He trained in horticulture and landscape design and after lecturing widely, now focuses on fronting and co-hosting tv programmes such as The Flying Gardener, Hidden Gardens, Gardeners World, Great Garden Detectives and Country Lives. He also runs his own practice, splitting his time between designing, lecturing, broadcasting, writing, campaigning and working with charities such as The Woodland Trust, The Salvation Army, The Environment Agency and The National Lottery.