Dangerous Garden - The quest for plants to change our lives

Author(s): David Stuart


Over the ages humans have sought out plants across the globe for many uses: to heal wounds, cure disease, soothe troubled minds, kindle love or evoke curious dreams. Gardener and botanist David Stuart tells the story of that search, and how the world of plants has interacted with the world of humans in the quest. This is not only a story of soothing balms and heroic cures. Many plants have a dark side to balance the light and most of the really powerful and effective plants are double-edged. They can heal or kill, calm us or enslave us, cure depression or roar us off to meet strange gods and monsters. The relationship between humans and plants is a complex one. Stuart relates amazing tales of how the quest for plants has sparked wars, helped establish international trade routes and generated fortunes. ISBN: 9780711222656 Title: DANGEROUS GARDEN THE QUEST FOR PLANTS TO CHANGE OUR LIVES Author: STUART DAVID Year: 2004 Format: HARD BACK Price: $69.00 Pages: 208 Dimension: 270mm X 200mm

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780711222656
  • : Frances Lincoln Limited
  • : Frances Lincoln Childrens Books
  • : January 2004
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : David Stuart
  • : Hardback
  • : very good
  • : 208