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

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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.

Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781846680762
Weight: 570 g
Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 35 mm

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“Fascinating”

This is a fascinating read about weeds, where they came from, why we regard them as weeds, what plants are treated as weeds at what times, how we tried to get rid of them, how plants that were weeds are now regarded... More

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