Remarkable Plants That Shape Our World

4,25 valoración promedio
( 12 valoraciones por Goodreads )
 
9780226204741: Remarkable Plants That Shape Our World

Imagine a typical morning--munching on a bowl of cereal, sipping coffee, dressing for the day, riding to work. Every moment of this common routine draws on the power of plants, and the centuries of development that brought wheat, coffee beans, cotton, and rubber--among many others--into our daily lives.
Remarkable Plants celebrates the wonder and utility of the green kingdom, taking a detailed look at how plants have shaped our world. It focuses on eighty key species and richly explores their history, highlighting their importance and bringing to light surprising stories. Organized thematically into eight sections, the book starts with Transformers” (including rice, beans, olives) and moves through sections such as Heal and Harm” (poppy, aloe, strychnos) and Revered and Adored” (lotus, frankincense, rose). Each species is introduced with its common and scientific names and followed by an exploration of its cultural, historical, botanical, and symbolic associations. Hundreds of botanical illustrations show full plants as well as highlight distinctive leaves, blooms, and fruits.
Rooted in one of the world’s most important and renowned temples of greenery, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Remarkable Plants is a symbiotic balance of science and art that will open readers’ eyes to the deep influence of the natural world on our modern one.

"Sinopsis" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

About the Author:

William F. Bynum is professor emeritus of the UCL Centre for the History of Medicine in London. Helen Bynum is a historian of science and medicine. Together they have edited Great Discoveries in Medicine and Dictionary of Medical Biography.

Review:

Remarkable Plants That Shape Our World is a quietly lavish book that gathers together the history of human use of a wide array of plants world-wide. The book is divided into sections, treating plants used as major food crops, spices, drugs, building materials, cash crops, ornamentals, sacred plants and, in a fun final flourish, curiosities. . . . A candy box for the curious." (A Best Nature Book of 2014 Wall Street Journal)

Remarkable Plants is readable and engaging. There is much discussion of species beyond 'the usual suspects' which appear in books on plants aimed at the general reader. A fantastic range of visual material.” (Noel Kingsbury, author of Gardening with Perennials and Hybrid)

"A gloriously illustrated celebration of the history, utility, diversity, and sheer wonder of the botanical world that powers our planet." (Washington Independent Review of Books)

This overview of the botanical world takes the usefulness of plants to humans as its starting point. Key plants—10 or so in each category—are divided into medicines, materials, foods and flavours, with brief and elegant essays devoted to topics such as olives, asparagus, hops, aloe, flax, bamboo and wheat. (Telegraph (UK))

"This very handsome book provides interesting, particularly historical, information about plants of use and interest to a wide readership. (Choice)

"It’s readable, interestingand full of colorful facts—botanical, medical, historical, culinary—that keep the reader turning the pages. The writing is in a loose, scholarly style that feels open and accessible to a general readership. This is the kind of book you want to read and then give to your friends and family to read." (Huntia)

"This beautifully produced volume reminds me of a Ken Burns video production. . . . Most of the images in this book are black and white or sepia and accompanied by engaging, authoritative yet accessible knowledge. The images are a gallery of exquisite botanical illustrations." (Economic Botany)

"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Los mejores resultados en AbeBooks

1.

Bynum, Helen
Editorial: Univ of Chicago Pr (2014)
ISBN 10: 022620474X ISBN 13: 9780226204741
Nuevos Cantidad: 9
Librería
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Univ of Chicago Pr, 2014. HRD. Estado de conservación: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Nº de ref. de la librería TX-9780226204741

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 18,32
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,40
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

2.

Bynum, William F./ Bynum, Helen
ISBN 10: 022620474X ISBN 13: 9780226204741
Nuevos Cantidad: 5
Librería
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería 21589213-n

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 19,49
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 2,25
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

3.

Bynum, Helen
Editorial: University of Chicago Press 10/5/2014 (2014)
ISBN 10: 022620474X ISBN 13: 9780226204741
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 4
Librería
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción University of Chicago Press 10/5/2014, 2014. Hardback or Cased Book. Estado de conservación: New. Remarkable Plants That Shape Our World. Book. Nº de ref. de la librería BBS-9780226204741

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 22,65
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

4.

Bynum, Helen
Editorial: Univ of Chicago Pr (2014)
ISBN 10: 022620474X ISBN 13: 9780226204741
Nuevos Cantidad: 7
Librería
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Univ of Chicago Pr, 2014. HRD. Estado de conservación: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Nº de ref. de la librería IB-9780226204741

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 20,19
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,40
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

5.

Helen Bynum and William Bynum
Editorial: University of Chicago press
ISBN 10: 022620474X ISBN 13: 9780226204741
Nuevos Cantidad: > 20
Librería
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción University of Chicago press. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New. Nº de ref. de la librería 022620474X

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 20,77
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 2,98
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

6.

Helen Bynum
Editorial: University of Chicago Press, United States (2014)
ISBN 10: 022620474X ISBN 13: 9780226204741
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 1
Librería
The Book Depository US
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción University of Chicago Press, United States, 2014. Hardback. Estado de conservación: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Imagine a typical morning--munching on a bowl of cereal, sipping coffee, dressing for the day, riding to work. Every moment of this common routine draws on the power of plants, and the centuries of development that brought wheat, coffee beans, cotton, and rubber--among many others--into our daily lives. Remarkable Plants celebrates the wonder and utility of the green kingdom, taking a detailed look at how plants have shaped our world. It focuses on eighty key species and richly explores their history, highlighting their importance and bringing to light surprising stories. Organized thematically into eight sections, the book starts with Transformers (including rice, beans, olives) and moves through sections such as Heal and Harm (poppy, aloe, strychnos) and Revered and Adored (lotus, frankincense, rose). Each species is introduced with its common and scientific names and followed by an exploration of its cultural, historical, botanical, and symbolic associations. Hundreds of botanical illustrations show full plants as well as highlight distinctive leaves, blooms, and fruits. Rooted in one of the world s most important and renowned temples of greenery, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Remarkable Plants is a symbiotic balance of science and art that will open readers eyes to the deep influence of the natural world on our modern one. Nº de ref. de la librería AAS9780226204741

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 28,61
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

7.

Helen Bynum
Editorial: University of Chicago Press, United States (2014)
ISBN 10: 022620474X ISBN 13: 9780226204741
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 1
Librería
The Book Depository
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción University of Chicago Press, United States, 2014. Hardback. Estado de conservación: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Imagine a typical morning--munching on a bowl of cereal, sipping coffee, dressing for the day, riding to work. Every moment of this common routine draws on the power of plants, and the centuries of development that brought wheat, coffee beans, cotton, and rubber--among many others--into our daily lives. Remarkable Plants celebrates the wonder and utility of the green kingdom, taking a detailed look at how plants have shaped our world. It focuses on eighty key species and richly explores their history, highlighting their importance and bringing to light surprising stories. Organized thematically into eight sections, the book starts with Transformers (including rice, beans, olives) and moves through sections such as Heal and Harm (poppy, aloe, strychnos) and Revered and Adored (lotus, frankincense, rose). Each species is introduced with its common and scientific names and followed by an exploration of its cultural, historical, botanical, and symbolic associations. Hundreds of botanical illustrations show full plants as well as highlight distinctive leaves, blooms, and fruits. Rooted in one of the world s most important and renowned temples of greenery, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Remarkable Plants is a symbiotic balance of science and art that will open readers eyes to the deep influence of the natural world on our modern one. Nº de ref. de la librería AAS9780226204741

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 28,67
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

8.

Bynum, Helen
Editorial: University Of Chicago Press (2014)
ISBN 10: 022620474X ISBN 13: 9780226204741
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 3
Librería
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción University Of Chicago Press, 2014. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería 022620474X

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 28,18
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 1,70
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

9.

Helen Bynum
Editorial: University of Chicago Press, United States (2014)
ISBN 10: 022620474X ISBN 13: 9780226204741
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 1
Librería
Book Depository hard to find
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción University of Chicago Press, United States, 2014. Hardback. Estado de conservación: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. Imagine a typical morning--munching on a bowl of cereal, sipping coffee, dressing for the day, riding to work. Every moment of this common routine draws on the power of plants, and the centuries of development that brought wheat, coffee beans, cotton, and rubber--among many others--into our daily lives. Remarkable Plants celebrates the wonder and utility of the green kingdom, taking a detailed look at how plants have shaped our world. It focuses on eighty key species and richly explores their history, highlighting their importance and bringing to light surprising stories. Organized thematically into eight sections, the book starts with Transformers (including rice, beans, olives) and moves through sections such as Heal and Harm (poppy, aloe, strychnos) and Revered and Adored (lotus, frankincense, rose). Each species is introduced with its common and scientific names and followed by an exploration of its cultural, historical, botanical, and symbolic associations. Hundreds of botanical illustrations show full plants as well as highlight distinctive leaves, blooms, and fruits. Rooted in one of the world s most important and renowned temples of greenery, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Remarkable Plants is a symbiotic balance of science and art that will open readers eyes to the deep influence of the natural world on our modern one. Nº de ref. de la librería BTE9780226204741

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 30,03
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

10.

Bynum
Editorial: Univ of Chicago
ISBN 10: 022620474X ISBN 13: 9780226204741
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 1
Librería
C. Clayton Thompson - Bookseller
(BOONE, NC, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Univ of Chicago. Estado de conservación: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Hardcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. Nº de ref. de la librería 2553642

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 31,54
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

Existen otras copia(s) de este libro

Ver todos los resultados de su búsqueda