Plants, Man, and Life
A distinguished botanist examines the long history of human and plant interactions in this innovative ecological survey. His reader-friendly narrative recounts the tangled and continuing history of weeds and cultivated plants around the world, from garden-variety flowers and vegetables to sources for poisons and drugs. 16 & black-and-white illustrations.
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