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Flora Mirabilis: How Plants Have Shaped World Knowledge, Health, Wealth, and Beauty

Art / Photobook

By: Catherine Herbert Howell and Peter H Raven

256 pages, 200 col & b/w illus

National Geographic Society

Hardback | Oct 2009 | #182323 | ISBN-13: 9781426205095
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This book is an illustrated history of the human-plant interaction from prehistory to the present day complete with more than 200 beautiful and historical colour images, all collectors' edition reproductions from the world-class botany archives of the Missouri Botanical Garden.

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Foreword author Peter H. Raven, one of the world's leading botanists and advocates of conservation and biodiversity, is president of the Missouri Botanical Garden. Described by Time magazine as a "Hero for the Planet," Raven champions research around the world to preserve endangered plants and is a leading advocate for conservation and a sustainable environment. Text author Catherine H. Howell is a freelance writer who has contributed to dozens of books including National Geographic's Book of Peoples of the World, Wonders of the Ancient World, and Expeditions Atlas.

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