Plants for People
"From the time you get up to the time you go to sleep, you are using plants almost constantly- brushing your teeth with peppermint-flavoured woodpulp; bathing with bath oil; washing with soap and shampoo containing oils from plants, perfumed by a plant and thickened with cellulose; wearing clothes made from plant materials. You might indeed be wearing the world's finest fabric, made from pineapple leaves. lants for People provides an astonishing amount of information about the plants we encounter every day - the backcloth to our daily lives- plants that feed us, protect us, cure us, entertain us, transport us, clothe us, entertain us and more. But it also has a serious message- the survival of every person on earth depends on plants, and their importance will increase in the coming decades. Our challenge will be how best to manage this spectacular plant/human support system.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - MarthaJeanne - LibraryThing
I suppose I should care a lot more, but I get tired of hearing that every plant product I use is either about to become extinct or is used in ways that destroy the environment or that destroy people and/or tribes. Read full review
Plants for PeopleUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
In this updated edition, British ethnobotanist Lewington portrays the interwoven nature of the production and use of plants and plant products and the economical, environmental, and cultural ... Read full review