Kingdom of Plants
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- Foreword by Professor Stephen Hopper
- RRP £25, Kew price £15
- 200 colour photographs
'Kingdom of Plants - A Journey through their Evolution' accompanies the stunning new Sky series filmed at Kew Gardens. Explore the wonders of the botanical world with this beautifully illustrated hardback book.
In the last 500 million years, plants have undertaken an epic journey that has not only spanned the ages but has altered the very make-up of the planet. It was a journey that began in a dark and barren world, and has culminated in a planet that is draped in rich colours, and overflowing with a diversity of mystifying orchids, exploding seed pods and snapping carnivorous plants. But plants are far more than just beautiful and bizarre.
Through the chapters of this book we uncover how plants first began to live on land, how they have become linked with a multitude of animal and fungi partners, and how ultimately they have shaped both landscapes and cultures.
Author: Will Benson
Format: 246 x 189, Hardback
Pages: 256 pp