Fifty Plants That Changed the Course of History book

In this fascinating book, author Bill Laws presents his top 50 plants that have altered the world around us. Each entry is accompanied by fascinating facts and anecdotes that support the author's argument for its inclusion.


From the sacred lotus to the deadly tobacco, the nourishing wheat, corn and rice that powered civilisations, to the modern wonders of bamboo, agave or hemp. Get lost in harvests of cocoa and coffee, or delve in the murky histories of cotton, rubber and the 'white death': sugar cane. This read is delicious.


A wonderful gift for that hard-to-buy-for person or a great read on a rainy day.

  • botanical reference
  • hardback
  • coffee table
  • by Bill Laws
  • 224 pages
  • 2.5x17x22.5cm
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