The Kingdom of Plants: The Diversity of Plants in Kew Gardens. Foreword by David Attenborough

The Kingdom of Plants: The Diversity of Plants in Kew Gardens. Foreword by David Attenborough

Will Benson


This ebook accompanies the landmark tv sequence state of crops 3D: With David Attenborough. within the final 500 million years, vegetation have undertaken an epic trip that has not just spanned the a long time yet has altered the very makeup of the planet. It used to be a trip that all started in a dismal and barren global, and has culminated in a planet that's draped in wealthy shades, and overflowing with a range of mystifying orchids, exploding seed pods and snapping carnivorous vegetation. yet vegetation are excess of simply appealing and peculiar. in the course of the chapters of this e-book we discover how crops first started to survive land, how they've got turn into associated with a large number of animal and fungi companions, and the way finally they've got formed either landscapes and cultures. With an creation by means of Professor Stephen Hopper, Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, in addition to contributions from major botanists and horticulturists, this publication unpicks the strands of our planet's community of botanical lifestyles. via its pages we display the intense ways that vegetation have come to stay and thrive in all habitats, and we find how they could supply us with solutions to a few of the difficulties that face humanity in our glossy age. for additional info, please stopover at: www.kingdomofplants.com

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