Hello everyone, long time no write but I’m back at it and catching up with my posts. I have a goal this year to read more non-fiction and I thought I would do a few little book reviews once I finish each book. Today I wanted to do a little book review of a Book I read in January and mentioned in my January Round Up. And it’s called….
By Christina Harrison and Lauren Gardiner and the blurb goes a little like this,
Take a journey through a forest of fascinating facts and explore the wonders of the plant kingdom – from the tallest and smallest, to the smelliest and deadliest. This A to Z gift book reveals some of the most quirky and awe-inspiring stories about plants and will give you a whole new appreciation of all things floral.
Basically this book is a 170 page romp through some of the weirdest phenomenon of the botanical world going from A-Z. And it’s really great! It goes through so many different topics which I love and they’re all in short and easily digestible paragraphs. As well as going through the worlds weirdest plants it also highlights many botanists. The “Botany Hero’s” sections were some of my favorite sections of the book as I didn’t know many of the people who were featured.
The book was written for and by members of Kew so they really do know their stuff. They give away some more unknown facts about the Royal Botanical Gardens but you should be aware that it is very plug heavy. I didn’t mind though because personally I think Kew are a pretty amazing organisation.
Highlight from the Book!
It’s really hard to pick one section from the book that I loved the most. However, the Darwin Botany Hero’s section was truly stunning. That and the section on vegetable sheep! I won’t give anymore though.
To sum up this book is great for anyone with a basic interest in the botanical world. It was easy to read and fitted perfectly in my bag to read on the commute to work! It’s now made its way to live with the rest of my favourite Biology Books. If you would like to read Bizarre Botany here’s the link to buy it!*
*Not sponsored, I just love the book!