Humanistic Botany Author:Oswald Tippo What is the significance of plants to human life? How have plants and plant science affected the development of culture and society? What kinds of men were Linnaeus, Mendel, and Darwin? — This book was designed expressly for non-specialists. It requires no background in physics, chemistry, or mathematics for understanding. Emphasis throughout... more » is on the interrelationships between plants and people. Major stress is thus laid on poisonous plants, marijuana, narcotic plants, hallucinogenic plants, medicinal plants, and food plants--particularly those food plants which stand between us and starvation.
The book is illustrated with almost 100 line drawings and 275 photographs. A selection of especially colorful and striking plants is presented in 8 pages of full-color photographs. Also includes a comprehensive glossary and annotated bibliographies for each chapter.« less