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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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. Jonathan Drori] comes to this book with a lifetime of experience and a passion for talking about - and encouraging the preservation of - plants, trees, insects and birds. She graduated with a DSAA in Visual Communication from Olivier de Serres in Paris, and set up her studio after graduating from Central Saint Martins in London with an MA in Communication Design.

With a colorful cast of characters all brought to life by illustrator Lucille Clerc, this is a botanical journey of beauty and brilliance. Lucille Clerc is a French illustrator who studied at ENSAAMA in Paris and Central Saint Martins in London. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. 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. I have a small gripe with the illustration style - whilst I understand the choice, it wasn’t always clear what the entire plant actually looked like (scale, detail, etc), and I found myself frequently turning to google to get a better idea.Monty Don, Author and Broadcaster ~‘I have always believed the three Ps – Plants, People and Places – offered an unending source of stories worth the telling and this book proves the point. 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. Please take time to read our Privacy Policy which explains what data we collect and why, how we use it and other information relevant to the privacy of your data. 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.

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. Around the World in 80 Plants makes me want to find out yet more about the plants that are so often overlooked as a green background, or seen merely as scenery to frame the animals, yet are vital for supporting life on Earth.Take this particularly appealing description of the nutmeg plant: 'Girdling the shiny nut is a succulent, lacy layer, an utterly sensual blood-red aril, or seed covering, which is itself surrounded by a fleshy husk. Ik kijk nu vol bewondering naar de ogenschijnlijk eenvoudige paardenbloem (Taraxacum officinale) die in Estland wordt gevierd met een heus paardenbloemenfestival. Apparently Malcolm X used nutmeg in jail for a high; it was banned in prisons in the US to avoid misuse. I have never known much about plants and this is perfect for those like me, who are interested in just about everything to do with nature, but are a bit intimidated by the complex world of plants.

If you are a botanist, or someone that is interested in the science of botany, then I suggest to pick up a different book. The entries for every plant not only give the general information like the physical description but also historical context and interesting tidbits about each respective plant about its relationship with humans. 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?

usare Folio di Ticino — «использовать касторовое масло» — по-прежнему означает там «принуждать» и «мучить». All of the plants in the book have a history of being useful at some point, whether that's the peacock flower of Barbosa or the Nutmeg plant.

In a gloriously illustrated follow-up to his bestselling Around the World in 80 Trees, Drori takes the reader on a botanical journey across the world, exploring the science, history and cultural significance of a fascinating range of plants.

I loved the art, it makes it really easy to see what the plants actually look like with really great information about the plants. 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. For the Aztec civilization, medical treatment combined the use of plants with magic and religion; marigolds were part of the decoration and offerings at religious festivals, and deities were decorated with marigold garlands. Page 90-99 were my favourite pages - it made me smile reading about henna, lotus, marigold and mango, because they’re some of my favourite plants.



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