Plants, Man and Life
by Edgar Anderson
This great little book written by the former director of the Missouri Botanical Garden is prophetic in one regard; in Edgar’s day (some 50-60 years ago) scientists traveled almost unhindered with plant genetic resources. He predicted in this book that as botany and plants became evidently more important, bureaucratic mechanisms would follow that would eventually restrict the flow of seeds and propagation materials. The book is also a condensed presentation about plants and their domestication. Easy and entertaining reading for the general enthusiast.
Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: Dover Publications; ILL edition (June 10, 2005)