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Weeds: How Vagabond Plants Gatecrashed Civilisation And Changed The Way We Think About Nature

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Weeds: How Vagabond Plants Gatecrashed Civilisation and Changed the Way We Think About Nature

Weeds survive, entombed in the soil, for centuries. They are as persistent and pervasive as myths. They ride out ice ages, agricultural revolutions, global wars. They mark the tracks of human movements across continents as indelibly as languages. Yet to humans they are the scourge of our gardens, saboteurs of our best-laid plans. They rob crops of nourishment, ruin the exquisite visions of garden designers, and make unpleasant and impenetrable hiding places for urban ne'er-do-wells. Weeds can be destructive and troubling, but they can also be beautiful, and they are the prototypes of most of the plants that keep us alive. Humans have grappled with their paradox for thousands of years, and with characteristic verve and lyricism, Richard Mabey uncovers some of the deeper cultural reasons behind the attitudes we have to such a huge section of the plant world.

Specifications of Weeds: How Vagabond Plants Gatecrashed Civilisation and Changed the Way We Think About Nature

GENERAL
AuthorRichard Mabey
BindingHardcover
LanguageEnglish
Edition1St Edition
ISBN-10184668076X
ISBN-139781846680762
PublisherProfile Books(GB)
Number Of Pages228
Publication Date2010-10-01
DIMENSIONS
Height1.4 inch.
Length8.6 inch.
Width5.6 inch.
Weight1.23 pounds.

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