The Plant Messiah : Adventures in Search of the World's Rarest Species Hardback
Carlos Magdalena of Kew Gardens is not your average botanical horticulturist.
He's a man on a mission to save the world's most endangered plants from destruction and thieves hunting for wealthy collectors.
He is a plant messiah. From the planet's tiniest waterlily - the Nymphaea thermarum - to Huarango trees with roots over 50 metres long, Carlos has a miraculous ability to bring breathtakingly beautiful plants back from the brink of extinction.
He has travelled to the most remote and dangerous parts of the world - from the mountains of Peru to isolated Indian Ocean islands to the deepest Australian outback - in search of the rarest exotic species.
Then, back in the Tropical Nursery at Kew, he uses pioneering, left-field techniques to help them grow. Now he's here to spread the gospel. The Plant Messiah is the inspirational story of a man who has devoted - and risked - his life to save incredible species, all in the name of making this Earth a greener and happier place.
Amen to that.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 240 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 18/05/2017
- Category: Autobiography: general
- ISBN: 9780241292327
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