By Michael Largo
David Attenborough meets Lemony Snicket in The giant undesirable e-book of Botany, Michael Largo’s pleasing and enlightening special compendium of the world’s such a lot striking and peculiar crops, their historical past, and their lore.
The great, undesirable booklet of Botany introduces a global of untamed, incredible, and peculiar vegetation. a few are so infrequent, they have been once again helpful than gold. a few present in old mythology carry magical talents, together with the facility to show somebody to stone. Others were utilized by assassins to kill kings, and sorcerers to restore the useless. right here, too, is crops with extraordinary houses to treatment and heal, lots of that have lengthy considering the fact that been misplaced with the arrival of contemporary medicine.
Organized alphabetically, The monstrous, undesirable e-book of Botany combines the newest in organic details with extraordinary proof concerning the plant kingdom’s oddest contributors, together with a species that's extra toxic than a cobra and a prehistoric plant that really “walked.” Largo takes you thru the background of greens and end result and their excellent agricultural evolution. all through, he unearths brilliant evidence, from the place the world’s first tree grew as to if crops are telepathic.
Featuring greater than one hundred fifty images and illustrations, The huge, undesirable publication of Botany is an engaging, enjoyable A-to-Z encyclopedia for every age that may remodel the way in which we glance on the average world.
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