In his hair-raising adventures across Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia, Chris Thorogood treads a death-defying path over cliffs, up erupting volcanoes, through typhoons, and out into the very heart of the world's vast, green wilderness. Along the way, he encounters pitcher plants, irises and orchids more heart-piercingly beautiful than you could ever imagine. An internationally acclaimed botanical illustrator, Thorogood conjures his adventures back to life in his electric paintings, which feature throughout Chasing Plants. Joining his wild adventures is to be under a green spell: you'll never think of plants the same way again.
Chris Thorogood is Deputy Director and Head of Science of the University of Oxford Botanic Garden and Arboretum.