100 Plants that Almost Changed the World

Author: 
Chris Beardshaw
Publisher: 
Papadakis
Publication Date: 
2013
ISBN: 
978-1-906-50619-3

Decorated boards, 165 pp., $19.95.

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 television. This lightweight, handy-size book (a perfect companion for a traveler or anyone confined to bed) 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, garden writer and volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden

Volume: 
15
Number: 
5