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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With a colorful cast of characters all brought to life by illustrator Lucille Clerc, this is a botanical journey of beauty and brilliance.

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 loved the writing style and interesting information about each plant - I often stopped to read a few sentences to my husband, or made sure to share some of it with him later. For people who struggle to sit with a book, this is a great choice, as it is easy to sample in small tastes when you feel like it.I also really appreciated how Drori, blended biology, culture and wit in telling the often complex stories of the plants.

I could go into detail about several of them but this is a book in which every page needs to be investigated, read, digested and considered. and I have become more conscious than ever of the power of stories that intertwine science with history and culture.Often beautiful, sometimes deadly, but constantly ingenious, plants are the sources of life and delight, myth and mayhem.

How could you possibly separate Corn and the USA, Papyrus and Egypt, Tomato and Spain, Hops and Germany, Indigo and Bangladesh, or Cacao and the Ivory Coast? From the seemingly familiar tomato and dandelion to the eerie mandrake and Spanish 'moss' of Louisiana, each of these stories is full of surprises.I’m afraid they are the hussies of the flower world and with that information I can no longer look at them without imagining a poor bee thinking it got a mate when instead it got duped.

Jonathan Drori, ambassadeur van het WWF, neemt zijn lezers mee op een boeiende botanische wereldreis. The clever and gentle commentary on the plants themselves are the bones of the book, but the illustrations are the heart. With a colourful cast of characters all brought to life by illustrator Lucille Clerc, this is a botanical journey of beauty and brilliance.This goes through some sad histories and some amazing and some which has subtly been side lined in our collective histories. Did you know that vanilla has been done dirty by becoming synonymous with "boring" when it's really one of the most truly exquisite flavors around?

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