Around the World in 80 Plants: A botanical journey of beauty and science, myth and mayhem
With Jonathan Drori, author and board member, Cambridge University Botanic Garden
Friday, December 1, 2023, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET
$10 AHS members/$15 non-members
In his follow-up to Around the World in 80 Trees, bestselling author Jonathan Drori takes another gloriously illustrated trip across the globe, bringing to life the science of plants by revealing how their worlds are intricately entwined with our own history, culture and folklore. From the seemingly familiar tomato and dandelion to the eerie mandrake and Spanish ‘moss’ of Louisiana, his stories are full of surprises. Some plants have a troubling past, while others have ignited human creativity or enabled civilizations to flourish.
Jonathan Drori lives in London, England. He is on the Board of Cambridge University Botanic Garden and the Eden Project, and was formerly Trustee of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. As a documentary film maker for the BBC he was responsible for more than 50 prime-time science shows and documentaries. His books are bestsellers in more than twenty languages worldwide, available from Amazon (Around the World in 80 Trees and Around the World in 80 Plants) and all good indie bookstores.