The Plant Messiah
Adventures in Search of the World's Rarest Species
ISBN10: 0525436669 ISBN13: 9780525436669 Publisher: Bantam Dell Pub Group Published: Mar 19 2019 Pages: 261 Weight: 0.60lbs. Height: 8.00" Width: 5.25" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
Carlos Magdalena is a man on a mission: to save the world's most endangered plants. In The Plant Messiah, Magdalena takes readers from the forests of Peru to deep within the Australian outback in search of the rare and the vulnerable. Back in the lab--at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, home of the largest botanical collection in the world--we watch as he develops groundbreaking, left-field techniques for rescuing species from extinction, encouraging them to propagate and thrive once again. Passionate and absorbing, The Plant Messiah is a tribute to the diversity of life on our planet, and to the importance of preserving it.