The dangerous and dastardly antics that went into the discovery of chocolate, tobacco and other plant products.
Twelve fascinating tales about the adventurers who travelled all over the globe, finding new plants, and the amazing things the plants produce. Join Joseph Banks as he gets stranded on the Australian Great Barrier Reef while searching for new botanical specimens. Struggle with other travellers as they fight starvation, bears, strange diseases and tropical storms.
Exciting, witty and wacky, these true-life tales span centuries and the globe, and feature famous historical figures such as Captain Bligh, Darwin and Columbus, and put the origins of “everyday” plants into perspective.
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Biography for Stewart Ross Stewart Ross is an established children's non-fiction author. His titles include: The Home Front in WWII (Hodder Wayland, 2002); The Great Fire of London (Evans Bros, 2002); The Story of Ireland (Orion Children's Books, 2001) and the Oxford Children's Book of the 20th Century (OUP, 1998). Biography for David Roberts David Roberts is an accomplished children's book illustrator, best known for his work on the Philip Ardargh Terrible Times series.Review:
"As great an adventure as any more conventionally thrilling tale" Carousel 20060301 "An excellent introduction for children into the history of botany ... Historical and educational at the same time ... Wonderful illustrations" School Librarian 20050601 "Exciting and informative" Write Away! 20050510 "This collection of witty and wacky stories are written in a thrilling fictional way to bring history to life and make science exciting" Eastern Daily Press 20050326 "Fact is often stranger than fiction and these exciting adventure stories prove just how true this can be" South Wales Argus 20050402
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Book Description Eden Project Books, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111903919355
Book Description Eden Project Books, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Roberts (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M1903919355