This book accompanies the landmark television series Kingdom of Plants 3D: With David Attenborough.
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.
With an introduction by Professor Stephen Hopper, Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, as well as contributions from leading botanists and horticulturists, this book unpicks the strands of our planet’s network of botanical life. Through its pages we reveal the extraordinary ways in which plants have come to live and thrive in all habitats, and we discover how they can provide us with answers to many of the problems that face humanity in our modern age.
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‘In a text that couples strong narrative with the latest scientific insights, Will Benson has produced an engrossing account of the evolution of plant life and its importance to our planet’s past, present and future. He takes us on a beautifully illustrated, three-billion-year journey […]. The companion to Sir David Attenborough’s new TV series on plants demands to be read.’
‘A vast story, succinctly, yet compellingly written and a treat for nature and plant lovers.’
Will Benson is a science researcher who has worked alongside leading academics in the production of television documentaries for major broadcasters around the world, including most recently the landmark series Kingdom of Plants 3D: With David Attenborough. An early interest in plants led him to work as a horticulturist, after which he went on to study for a BSc in Zoology at the University of Southampton. Will has led and participated in a number of biological research expeditions, working both independently and with NGOs in Nicaragua, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.
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Book Description 2012. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 198mm x 255mm x 29mm. Hardcover. This book accompanies the landmark television series Kingdom of Plants 3D: With David Attenborough. In the last 500 million years, plants have undertaken an epic journey that has not only .Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 256 pages. 1.017. Bookseller Inventory # 9780007463336
Book Description HARPER COLLINS CARTOGRAPHIC, 2012. Gebundene Ausgabe. Book Condition: Neu. Neu Neuware, Importqualität, auf Lager, Schnellversand mit dpd - A guide to the plants in Kew Gardens, which combines botany, science and history. Accompanying a major TV series, it's richly illustrated with more than 200 stunning photos, and includes an introduction by David Attenborough. The series 'Kew 3D' will air on Sky 3D in spring. Unfurls the evidence that tells the tale of how plants first began to live on land, and how they have come to fill their place in the natural world today. Kew is a unique macrocosm in which we can explore the entire plant world. Jacket image not finalised. 256 pp. Englisch. Bookseller Inventory # INF1000221754