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Hexham Book Festival

  • Theatre, Queen's Hall Beaumont St Hexham, NE46 United Kingdom (map)

Remarkable Plants that Shape our World

Humankind has always relied on plants for food, medicine, shelter, clothing, fuel and transport.  Focussing on 80 key plants, the medical and scientific historians Helen & William Bynum take us through how humans have engaged with them, from the practical to the obsessional.  The book is lavishly illustrated by hundreds of images of the diversity of the plant world from the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew.