100 Plants That Almost Changed the World by Chris Beardshaw

100 Plants That Almost Changed the World by Chris Beardshaw

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From cars made of carrot to tea-smuggling spies; Popeye's spinach to the hallucinogenic effects of lettuce, the author takes us on a journey though history's most fascinating plants, flowers, vegetables and herbs: the ones that changed the world, the ones that almost did, and the ones that certainly didn't.

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From cars made of carrot to tea-smuggling spies; Popeye's spinach to the hallucinogenic effects of lettuce, renowned garden expert Chris Beardshaw takes us on a journey though history's most fascinating plants, flowers, vegetables and herbs: the ones that changed the world, the ones that almost did, and the ones that certainly didn't! Ranging from Roman times to present day and even covering future plant-inventions, "100 Plants that almost Changed the World" is a fascinating compendium of stories about the plants and vegetables we see, nurture and consume every day. If you have ever wondered why carrots are supposed to help you see in the dark or why we hang fairy lights and decorations on our Christmas trees then this is the book for you - a fun and quirky new volume that offers unique exploration of our planet's most fascinating plants.

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SKU GOR005472863
Title 100 Plants That Almost Changed the World
Author By (author) Chris Beardshaw
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Papadakis
Year Published 2013
Number of Pages 168
ISBN 10 1906506191
ISBN 13 9781906506193
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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From cars made of carrot to tea-smuggling spies; Popeye's spinach to the hallucinogenic effects of lettuce, renowned garden expert Chris Beardshaw takes us on a journey though history's most fascinating plants, flowers, vegetables and herbs: the ones that changed the world, the ones that almost did, and the ones that certainly didn't! Ranging from Roman times to present day and even covering future plant-inventions, "100 Plants that almost Changed the World" is a fascinating compendium of stories about the plants and vegetables we see, nurture and consume every day. If you have ever wondered why carrots are supposed to help you see in the dark or why we hang fairy lights and decorations on our Christmas trees then this is the book for you - a fun and quirky new volume that offers unique exploration of our planet's most fascinating plants.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR005472863
Title 100 Plants That Almost Changed the World
Author By (author) Chris Beardshaw
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Papadakis
Year Published 2013
Number of Pages 168
ISBN 10 1906506191
ISBN 13 9781906506193
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No