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Around the World in 80 Plants

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In der Nachfolge seines Bestsellers In 80 Bäumen um die Welt unternimmt Jonathan Drori eine weitere Reise rund um den Globus und erweckt dieses Mal für uns die Pflanzenkunde zum Leben. Er zeigt in unterhaltsamen und kenntnisreichen Texten auf, wie eng ihre Welten mit unserer eigenen Geschichte, Kultur und Folklore verwoben sind. Von der scheinbar vertrauten Tomate und dem Löwenzahn bis hin zur 'unheimlichen' Alraune und dem spanischen 'Moos von Louisiana' - jede dieser Geschichten steckt voller Überraschungen. Einige seiner pflanzlichen Protagonisten haben eine beunruhigende Vergangenheit, während andere die menschliche Kreativität entzündet oder ganze Zivilisationen zum Blühen gebracht haben. Die herrlichen Naturzeichnungen aus der Feder von Lucille Clerc machen dieses Buch zu einem bibliophilen Gesamtkunstwerk, das Text und Bild auf das Schönste verbindet. Eine botanische Reise voller Schönheit und Brillanz!

About the author

Jonathan Drori CBE is a Trustee of The Eden Project, an Ambassador for the WWF and was for nine years a Trustee of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and The Woodland Trust. He is a Fellow of the Linnean Society and the Zoological Society of London, and a former documentary filmmaker with the BBC.

Lucille Clerc is a French graphic designer who moved to London following completion of her degree in Paris to study for an MA in Communication Design at Central Saint Martins. Since then she has been working in the creative industries for a diverse range of international clients, from cultural institutions to textile designers, musicians and architects.


An inspirational and beautifully illustrated book that tells the stories of 80 plants from around the globe'Informs and charms in equal measure' Monty Don


An inspirational and beautifully illustrated book that tells the stories of 80 plants from around the globe
'Informs and charms in equal measure' Monty Don

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Structured by continent, this book guides the reader around the world, dipping into the stories of the tiny, the towering, the parasitic and the submarine... Helping to paint the picture of not just what each plant looks like, but how it is used, where it sits in the landscape and how it interacts with wildlife, are Lucille Clerc's beautiful illustrations. From the unfurling leaves of the silver tree fern to the colours and impossible shapes of some unique and strange-looking orchids, these drawings add yet another layer of delight... As with much of the natural world, the more one learns about the individual plant species and the stories that tell of our interactions with them-whether positive or negative-the more intriguing they become. 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. As this book so wonderfully shows, they are more than life-support machines: they provide colour, flavour and magic to our everyday lives, and we need to learn to appreciate them

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