Francis Hallé, author, was presented with the David Fairchild Medal by the National Tropical Botanical Garden. Translated and with a foreword by Fairchild collaborator, David Lee. This book examines the human --- and even scientific --- bias toward animals at the expense of our understanding of plants. Readers will find their ideas about plants fundamentally altered and their appreciation immeasurably enhanced thanks to this intriguing look at the qualities that make plants unique. Hardcover.
Illustrations by Francis Hallé.