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An Empire of Plants: People and Plants that Changed the World


By: Toby Musgrave and Will Musgrave

192 pages, Col photos, b/w photos, col illus, b/w illus


Paperback | Dec 2002 | #135903 | ISBN: 1844030202
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Tells the dramatic story of seven plants that changed the world - tea, tobacco, sugar, opium, quinine, cotton and rubber, revealing how plants shaped colonial expansion and how great fortunes were built upon a dark history of espionage, slavery and conflict.

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