Seeds of Hope

Seeds of Hope

Wisdom and Wonder From the World of Plants

Book - 2014
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Renowned naturalist and bestselling author Jane Goodall examines the critical role that trees and plants play in our world.



In her wise and elegant new book, Jane Goodall blends her experience in nature with her enthusiasm for botany to give readers a deeper understanding of the world around us.

Long before her work with chimpanzees, Goodall's passion for the natural world sprouted in the backyard of her childhood home in England, where she climbed her beech tree and made elderberry wine with her grandmother. The garden her family began then, she continues to enjoy today.

SEEDS OF HOPE takes us from England to Goodall's home-away-from-home in Africa, deep inside the Gombe forest, where she and the chimpanzees are enchanted by the fig and plum trees they encounter. She introduces us to botanists around the world, as well as places where hope for plants can be found, such as The Millennium Seed Bank, where one billion seeds are preserved. She shows us the secret world of plants with all their mysteries and potential for healing our bodies as well as Planet Earth.

Looking at the world as an adventurer, scientist, and devotee of sustainable foods and gardening-and setting forth simple goals we can all take to protect the plants around us-Jane Goodall delivers an enlightening story of the wonders we can find in our own backyards.
In her wise and elegant new book, Jane Goodall blends her experience in nature with her enthusiasm for botany to give readers a deeper understanding of the world around us.

Long before her work with chimpanzees, Goodall's passion for the natural world sprouted in the backyard of her childhood home in England, where she climbed her beech tree and made elderberry wine with her grandmother. The garden her family began then, she continues to enjoy today.

SEEDS OF HOPE takes us from England to Goodall's home-away-from-home in Africa, deep inside the Gombe forest, where she and the chimpanzees are enchanted by the fig and plum trees they encounter. She introduces us to botanists around the world, as well as places where hope for plants can be found, such as The Millennium Seed Bank, where one billion seeds are preserved. She shows us the secret world of plants with all their mysteries and potential for healing our bodies as well as Planet Earth.

Looking at the world as an adventurer, scientist, and devotee of sustainable foods and gardening-and setting forth simple goals we can all take to protect the plants around us-Jane Goodall delivers an enlightening story of the wonders we can find in our own backyards.
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Pub., 2014.
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9781455554492
1455554499
Branch Call Number: 580 Goo
Characteristics: xi, 420 p. : ill. (some col.)
Additional Contributors: Hudson, Gail E.

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Jan 31, 2017

First person. Chatty. Conversational. Reminiscing, personal. Just what I don't want in what purports to be a, what, objective, factual book. Never got past the first few pages. Sorry Jane. I'll give this one a pass and move on.

AL_ANNA Sep 10, 2016

Seeds of Hope is as much about Goodall as it is about trees and plants. I really like when someone in their 80s writes about an interesting life. Combination of science, history, memories and future predictions.

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mclarjh
May 27, 2015

Nothing new here, too much self promotional advertising material.

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MATTHEWIUS
Mar 31, 2015

Excellent analysis and commentary on the need to honour and respect Nature and the tie in with global economy

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