Friday, 17 December 2021

Around the World in 80 plants: discount offer for BSBI members

In the January 2021 issue of BSBI News, our membership newsletter, Clive Stace - BSBI's Book Reviews Editor and author of the New Flora of the British Isles - reviewed Around the World in 80 Trees by Jonathan Drori. 

Clive referred to "the excellence of the text and its major contribution to our appreciation and understanding of trees. Very highly recommended to all plant lovers".

Now Jonathan Drori, a longstanding BSBI member, has published a follow-up book, Around the World in 80 Plants, which was short-listed recently for Waterstone's Book of the Year. 

Jonathan's publishers, Laurence King Publishing, said:

"In his follow-up to the bestselling Around the World in 80 Trees, Jonathan Drori takes another trip across the globe, bringing to life the science of plants by revealing how their worlds are intricately entwined with our own history, culture and folklore. 

"From the seemingly familiar tomato and dandelion to the eerie mandrake and Spanish ‘moss’ of Louisiana, each of these stories is full of surprises. Some have a troubling past, while others have ignited human creativity or enabled whole civilizations to flourish. 

"With a colourful cast of characters all brought to life by illustrator Lucille Clerc, this is a botanical journey of beauty and brilliance".

Lawrence King Publishing are offering a 35% discount to any BSBI members wishing to purchase a copy of Around the World in 80 Plants. If you are one of our c3,500 members, please visit the password-protected members-only area of the BSBI website and you will find instructions on how to claim your discount. Email me if you have forgotten your password. 

If you are not yet a BSBI member: claiming discounts on selected botany books is one of the many benefits of membership, so why not treat yourself? With our new online membership form and Direct Debit facilities (£ sterling or euros), it has never been quicker and easier to join our growing ranks and start enjoying all these benefits

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