The Cabaret of Plants
Forty Thousand Years of Plant Life and the Human ImaginationBook - 2016
A rich, sweeping, and wonderfully readable work of botanical history, The Cabaret of Plants explores dozens of plant species that for millennia have challenged our imaginations, awoken our wonder, and upturned our ideas about history, science, beauty, and belief. Going back to the beginnings of human history, Mabey shows how flowers, trees, and plants have been central to human experience not just as sources of food and medicine but as objects of worship, actors in creation myths, and symbols of war and peace, life and death.
Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, 2016
Edition: First American edition
Branch Call Number: Science & Nature 580 Mab