The Cabaret of Plants

Forty Thousand Years of Plant Life and the Human Imagination
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Product Number: Z100115236
Released: Apr 29, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781515924098
Narrator/s: Ralph Lister
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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A rich, sweeping, and compelling 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, Richard 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. Mabey takes listeners from the Himalayas to Madagascar to the Amazon to our own backyards. He ranges through the work of writers, artists, and scientists and across nearly 40,000 years of human history: Ice Age images of plant life in ancient cave art and the earliest representations of the Garden of Eden; Newton's apple and gravity, Priestley's sprig of mint and photosynthesis, and Wordsworth's daffodils; the history of cultivated plants such as maize, ginseng, and cotton; and the ways the sturdy oak became the symbol of British nationhood and the giant sequoia came to epitomize the spirit of America.

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Author(s): Richard Mabey
Genre: Science, History
Original Publish Date: Apr 29, 2016

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Author(s): Richard Mabey
Narrator(s): Ralph Lister
Genre: Science, History
Product Number DD24917
Released: Apr 29, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781515904090

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