Around the World in 80 Plants

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Around the World in 80 Plants

Around the World in 80 Plants

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Not only a key component in the food chain but also carbon sequestration in amounts far beyond what the land-based plants can provide.

Anyway, the author of this book seems just as enthusiastic about plants as I am and is very much involved in trying to save as many as possible despite current challenges such as habitat loss. Some of the unusual and strange facts will be completely new and fascinating to even very expert plants people. and I have become more conscious than ever of the power of stories that intertwine science with history and culture. Or perhaps you'll opt for the culinary tips, sometimes the medicinal uses or very often the history. Random facts can be fun, but not when there is a lot of anthropomorphisms going around, misunderstandings of science and especially ecology, biogeography, and morphology.It was just informational enough where I feel I was gaining general knowledge without feeling like I was reading a textbook. I definitely love having these three books in my collection (the 3rd one, the one about birds, wasn't written by this author but was produced in the same way by the publisher so I consider them a series) and hope there will be more (about other animal families, for example). The book is lively, entertaining and educational and the author's personal comments and witty asides, often made me laugh out loud. US manufacturers are investigating and apparently there are dandelion latex tires available in Europe.

Spanish and Italian cheesemakers steep whole flowering artichoke heads in water to extract a enzyme that can coagulate milk to be used instead of rennet in cheese. I've learnt so much about plants: taking us on an eastward trip around the world, the author deals with a bunch of plants which you think you know perfectly well like tomato, wheat and maize. It is full of shafts of knowledge that give fresh insight into our relationship with plants from around the world.You will learn so much and walks in the countryside will never quite be the same - who knew nettles were males and female and so important for wildlife? La capacita dell'autore di rendere fruibile una materia cosi di nicchia come quella della botanica è davvero impressionante, tanto da farmi consigliare questo libro anche a chi come me non è appassionato ad un mondo cosi vasto come quello delle piante, che richiede una nozione di base scientifica appartenente solo a chi ha affrontato un certo percorso di studi.

He is on the board of Cambridge University Botanic Garden, and is a Fellow of the Linnean Society, the Zoological Society of London and the Royal Geographical Society. AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 PLANTS by Jonathan Drori is a brilliant and - thanks to Lucille Clerc - a beautiful book.For the record, I am a professional botanist, but I don't mind a little whimsy, love art and history, but I can't stand scientific inaccuracies (unless it is part of fiction, of course). Our author travels the globe via plants, like a plantsman Phineas Fogg, from Nettle and Mistletoe here to Saffron crocus and mandrake in Southern Europe to damask rose in South Asia to vanilla in Africa. At times the book made me angry and frustrated, and I was ready to pull out the highlighter and mark up botanical inaccuracies in it later (since I listened to the audiobook in the car I couldn't do it in the moment). From the seemingly familiar tomato and dandelion to the eerie mandrake and Spanish 'moss' of Louisiana, each of these stories is full of surprises.

IX и X веков, «снотворную губку» с мандрагорой, болиголовом, опиумом и другими травами держали под носом больного.

Wist je al dat chrysanten in het Verre Oosten erg geliefd zijn omdat ze symbool staan voor verjonging en een lang leven, terwijl ze elders eerder worden geassocieerd met rouw? To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average.

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