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Around the World in 80 Plants


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An inspirational and beautifully illustrated book that tells the stories of 80 plants from around the globe.

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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.


"Drori, like an expert tour guide, offers up plenty of tidbits and trivia that make even the quotidian seem worthy of notice... Whether you take in all this information in one sitting, or savor a page a day before bedtime, Drori's smartly crafted itinerary is a trip well worth taking." -Natural History Magazine,

"Brings to life the history, uses and botanical properties of weird and wonderful plants from across the globe." -Newsweek,

"Takes readers on a journey across our planet, stopping to smell flowers and appreciate other species along the way." -Smithsonian Magazine,

"This stunning illustrated book is a treasure... The fun facts paired with colorful illustrations make this something to truly lose yourself in." -Greatlist
"With a colorful cast of characters all brought to life by illustrator Lucille Clerc, Around the World in 80 Plants is a botanical journey of beauty and brilliance." -The Environmental Magazine
"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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