PLANTS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD by Bertha S. Dodge
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PLANTS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD

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Written in a clear, vivid and urbane style, this book investigates eight plants and their basic contribution to scientific progress: the breadfruit tree, the quinine tree, the malaria curing Kalaw tree, the rubber tree, the abaca, the wax bearing carmauba, the curare plant. Approached from the point of view of their function,the men who pursued their bounties, and the historical conflicts and consequences that resulted, this text spans centuries and continents,endowing its subject with a spirit of high romance and excitement. Of specific interest to science students and to all readers who relish interesting material distinctly handled.

Pub Date: Aug. 20th, 1959
Publisher: Little, Brown