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Around the World in 80 Plants

Jonathan Drori Lucille Clerc

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Thames & Hudson
15 April 2021
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In his follow-up to the bestselling Around the World in 80 Trees, Jonathan Drori takes another trip across the globe, bringing to life the science of plants by revealing how their worlds are intricately entwined with our own history, culture and folklore. From the seemingly familiar tomato and dandelion to the eerie mandrake and Spanish 'moss' of Louisiana, each of these stories is full of surprises. Some have a troubling past, while others have ignited human creativity or enabled whole civilizations to flourish. With a colourful cast of characters all brought to life by illustrator Lucille Clerc, this is a botanical journey of beauty and brilliance.

Praise for Around the World in 80 Trees Beautiful to behold and to read - THE SUNDAY TIMES An arboreal odyssey - NATURE One of the most quietly beautiful books of the year - DAILY MAIL Jonathan Drori's deep-seated love of nature is contagious in this tree-by-tree journey across countries and continents. A book to take your time over - WIRED A brilliant blend of science, history, culture and folklore, this interesting and engaging book explores the relationship between people and trees as it circumnavigates the globe.

The quietly passionate writing is informative, interesting and quite delightful. The hardback version, which I've got, is one of the best-produced books I've read in years: the formatting is crisp and inviting, the paper is heavy and of high quality, and almost every page includes colour drawings by artist Lucille Clerc that are simply breathtaking. Together, these features make this book a joy to touch, to hold and to read. - FORBES
By:   Jonathan Drori
Illustrated by:   Lucille Clerc
Imprint:   Thames & Hudson
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 232mm,  Width: 150mm, 
ISBN:   9781786272300
ISBN 10:   178627230X
Pages:   216
Publication Date:   15 April 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Jonathan Drori CBE is a Trustee of The Eden Project and Cambridge Science Centre, an Ambassador for the WWF, and was for nine years a Trustee of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and The Woodland Trust. 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. In a previous life at the BBC, he was Executive Producer of more than fifty prime-time science documentaries and popular series.

Reviews for Around the World in 80 Plants

This plant refernce has all the perfect descriptors; it's charming, erudite, educational, and aesthetically pleasing...Readers will pick Plants up, time and again, in observation and wonder. - Booklist

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