Seeds of Hope: Wisdom and Wonder from the World of Plants (Hardcover)

By Jane Goodall, Gail Hudson (With), Michael Pollan (Introduction by)
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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.

About the Author


Jane Goodall is one of the world's leading conservationists. The author of many books, including the New York Times bestseller, Reason for Hope, she is renowned for her work with the chimpanzees of Gombe National Park in Tanzania, as well as for her extensive worldwide lecturing on conservation and preservation of all species.



Michael Pollan is the author of seven books: "Second Nature", "A Place of My Own", "The Botany of Desire", which received the Borders Original Voices Award for the best nonfiction work of 2001 and was recognized as a best book of the year by the American Booksellers Association and Amazon, and the national bestellers, Food Rules, "The Omnivore's Dilemma", and "In Defense of Food." He lives in Berkeley, California.

A longtime contributing writer to "The New York Times Magazine", Pollan is also the Knight Professor of Journalism at UC Berkeley. His writing on food and agriculture has won numerous awards, including the Reuters/World Conservation Union Global Award in Environmental Journalism, the James Beard Award, and the Genesis Award from the American Humane Association.

Praise For…


"A treasure trove of stories."—Robin Young, NPR's Here and Now

"I didn't expect [SEEDS OF HOPE] to create a powerful shift inside me. But it did....What I'd never fully gotten before this book is how knowledge could awaken feelings of intimacy. As I read SEEDS OF HOPE, again and again I felt appreciation, gratitude and awe. . . . I actually found myself loving our earth more."—Frances Moore Lappé, The Huffington Post

"[A] far-ranging, gracefully impassioned book...A crucial and commanding summons to care and act by one of nature's most heroic champions."—Donna Seaman, Booklist (starred review)

"Goodall makes a passionate case for more aggressive conservation of what's left of our global garden."—-Breanna Draxler, Discover

Product Details
ISBN: 9781455554492
ISBN-10: 1455554499
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication Date: April 1st, 2014
Pages: 432
Language: English