Fifty plants that changed the course of history
Hardback, in good condition
223,  lk. : ill., portr. ; 24 cm
Covers a wide variety of plants, from crop staples such as rice and wheat to herbs and spices used for their medicinal qualities. It not only looks at the way plants played a central role in the evolution of mankind but also how they can continue to benefit us today. Draws upon a wide range of sources, from ancient wall paintings to Japanese wood blocks. 200 colour illustrations.