10 Plants That Shook the World (Hardcover)

By Gillian Richardson, Kim Rosen (Illustrator)

Annick Press, 9781554514458, 132pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2013



Dig up the amazing stories of the plants that have transformed our lives.
Plants might start out as leafy things growing in the earth, but they can come into our lives in unexpected ways. And believe it or not, some have even played an exciting role in history.
Discover how:
Countries went to war over pepper
A grass called papyrus made it possible to share knowledge through writing
Cotton improved the livelihoods of a few, but caused unthinkable suffering for many more
The ten plants in this book are the source of profound changes in the world, both good and bad. Through vibrant illustrations and astonishing facts, you ll discover that without them, our lives today would be vastly different.

About the Author

Gillian Richardson has written more than a dozen children's books, including "Kaboom! Explosions of All Kinds." She lives near Sorrento, British Columbia. Kim Rosen's illustrations have appeared in many magazines and newspapers, including "The New Yorker," "The Atlantic," and "The Washington Post." She lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.