100 Plants that Almost Changed the World


[UK] Chris Beardshaw, translated by Liu Su, 2016, Beijing: Beijing Daily Press . 
This collection of essays tells the stories of 100 kinds of plants, records various, even humorous relations between humans and plants - no matter technological revolution or complete farces: some plants triggered revolutions and genocide, while some plants served as the ultimate symbol of passion. The book also introduces the origin of edible plants, revealing the frailties of human nature. After finishing the book, readers will change their way to treat and look at plants. The book's unique hand-painted illustrations are full of artistic beauty, showing a colorful world of plants.