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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.
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on 4 December 2013
Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase
This book has interesting stories about 100 plants. Most plants cover two pages, one page being mostly illustration. The illustratiions are bold and attractive. It is not a book to red from cover to cover but one to dip into occasionally. Ideal for a person who is interested in plants for whom you are trying to buy a small present.
on 10 August 2013
Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase
Lots of well researched information regarding plants, their uses and their origins. Easy reading, with great illustrations. A small incite into the impact of plants on our lives, although quite a few of the major ones are not included, at the expense of more unusual ones.
on 10 October 2013
I love the illustrations throughout and the stories are great. The tales are quite comical in places and yet actually quite informative such as the tea and the opium wars, and what the romans used nettles for along with some stories about modern day uses of plants. Great for reading on the move as its not too big
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