Fifty Plants that Changed the Course of History
"This book will mesmerize plant-lovers and non-gardeners alike."
"This marvelous collection of tales deserves to be read and enjoyed."
—Chicago Botanic Garden
Fifty Plants that Changed the Course of History is a beautifully presented guide to the plants that have had the greatest impact on human civilization. Entries feature a description of the plant, its botanical name, its native range and its primary functions—edible, medicinal, commercial or practical. Concise text is highlighted by elegant botanical drawings, paintings and photographs as well as insightful quotes.