In this stunning new book, bestselling author and environmentalist Jonathan Drori turns his attention to the fascinating stories of eighty of the world's most remarkable plants. On a journey that covers seven continents and more than fifty-five countries, the author reveals strange and true tales populated by plants that are often beautiful, sometimes deadly, and constantly ingenious. From the orchid that deceives bees into trying to mate with its flowers to Rafflesia of Malaysia, the world's largest flower, which blooms in a single day and reeks of rotting flesh, Around the World in 80 Plants will ensure that you never look at plants in the same way again.
Jonathan Drori CBE is a Trustee of The Eden Project, an Ambassador for the WWF and was for nine years Trustee of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and The Woodland Trust. He is a Fellow of the Linnean Society and the Zoological Society of London, and a former documentary filmmaker with the BBC.