Around the World in 80 Plants

$39.99

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

This book is not yet published, but will be available from April 2021.

ISBN: 9781786272300 Category:

Jonathan Drori

Description

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

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 15 x 23.2 cm
Publisher name Laurence King Publishing Ltd
Publication date 15 April 2021
Number of pages 216
Format Hardback
Contributors Illustrated by Lucille Clerc
Dimensions 15 x 23.2 cm
Weight 300 g
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.