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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Apart from telling us all about the plant's quirks, Drori also sometimes adds a slightly cynical or critical note about humans and the way we treat or have been treating the plants in question, not in the least because that behaviour threatens our own lives, or all life on our precious planet. Most of his choices are two pages - a few are four and those have more illustrations possibly likely due to the diversity (squashes, pumpkins and gourds) or the history (cocoa).

Everybody who has the slightest interest in plants - and people - and wonders why we need to conserve botanical biodiversity should read this book - Nigel Chaffey, Botany. Like a curious but discerning alchemist, the author has distilled a wealth of information concerning the examples chosen, which are an eclectic mix of both well-known and lesser-known plants.

I had to pick up some other books in between reading this one just because it is so purely informational, but I would definitely recommend it to anybody wanting to dip their toes into learning a little bit more about plants. 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? Yes, the factual science portion is in here, complete with Latin names and etymology and words like "stamen" and "inflorescence" and even the occasional "secretions. 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. Af en toe blader ik er in, lees een kort hoofdstukje, geniet van de prenten,… Door het handige formaat ligt het boek ook fijn in de hand.

Dandelion - the latex/white sap has been used to manufacture rubber tires since World War II and a specific variety of Russian dandelion gives high yield. It's a weird little aversion, and maybe it's from that time I pet a cactus as a child and learned what "regret" meant, but regardless of the reason, it's a thing for me. Her work is mainly handcrafted from drawing to screenprinting which allows her to create large scale compositions, architectural portraits of her favourite places and exploring their past and present lives. and I have become more conscious than ever of the power of stories that intertwine science with history and culture. While the pictures in this are utterly beautiful, and the facts are fun, the organization of this book felt scattered and unfocused, and plants were often listed for one country when they were native to another part of the world which irritated the pedantic side of me.As well as incredible facts about each plant, the author provides details of related human history, from the quirky to the abhorrent. Op het einde geeft Jonathan Drori de lezers nog handige tips om op een nieuwe manier naar planten te kijken, om je bewondering aan te wakkeren. Applied externally, it has shown promise for treating burns, but eating just a handful of black liquorice a day for a fortnight can interfere with some of the body’s hormone systems and cause high blood pressure, heart arrhythmia and muscle weakness.

With a colourful cast of characters all brought to life by illustrator Lucille Clerc, this is a botanical journey of beauty and brilliance.An exquisite follow up to his Around the World in 80 Trees, Drori is the David Attenborough of the plant world, sharing his immense fascination and love of plants with any who are lucky enough to listen.

She has worked with international fashion houses, museums and Historic Royal Palaces and The Palace of Versailles. Op haar kleurrijke prenten, soms paginagroot, zie je zowel het geheel als knappe details van de betreffende planten. US manufacturers are investigating and apparently there are dandelion latex tires available in Europe. Also, this book is so good that I bought myself a copy to have halfway through reading my copy from the library.An inspirational and beautifully illustrated book that tells the stories of 80 plants from around the globe. It was just informational enough where I feel I was gaining general knowledge without feeling like I was reading a textbook. It is a credit to his skill and dedication that every fact-filled sentence is rich in information about each chosen plant, be it ethnobotanical, economic, folklore, myth, history, religion, culinary or etymology - not a word is wasted. The stories from "the riotous and often bizarre plant world" have the power to "intertwine science with history and culture" and that's exactly what Jonathan Drori does in this world-tour cornucopia of growing things.

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