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Book Review: Around the World in 80 Plants

In this collection of passages and beautiful botanical illustrations, former BBC Executive and member of the Royal Botanic Gardens Jonathan Drori goes under the sea and into the mountains to highlight plants from around the globe. Drori speaks to the significance of each plant in terms of history, culture, science, the arts, and folklore from the importance of the myrtle tree in Greek mythology to the prickly pear cactus in Mexico and its connection to the cochineal insect used to make a brilliant red pigment that has been used for dye since the Aztec Empire. Travel the world from the comfort of your home and celebrate the incredible variety of plants in the Earth’s ecosystem in Jonathan Drori’s Around the World in 80 Plants

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