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The plant messiah : adventures in search of the world's rarest species / by Carlos Magdalena.

Magdalena, Carlos, (author.).
Book Book (2018.)
Description: 272 pages
Publisher: [New York] : Viking, 2018.
5 of 6 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries). (Show all copies)
1 of 1 copy available at Saugus.
0 current holds with 6 total copies.
Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Saugus Adult Nonfiction 333.953 Magdalena (Text to Phone) Available -

  • ISBN: 9780385543613 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 0385543611 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 9780525436669 (trade pbk.)
  • ISBN: 0525436669 (trade pbk.)
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references.
Contents: Genesis -- Kew calling -- Resurrection in Rodrigues Island -- The messiah in Mauritius -- Talking tortoises -- River deep, mountain high -- The recycling plant -- Water babies -- Victoria's secrets -- Warm waterlilies -- Hot property -- Bolivian botany -- Peruvian plants -- Flora of Australia.
Summary: In The Plant Messiah, Magdalena takes readers from the Amazon to the jungles of Mauritius to deep within the Australian Outback in search of the rare and the vulnerable. Back in the lab, we watch as he develops groundbreaking, left-field techniques for rescuing species from extinction, encouraging them to propagate and thrive once again. Along the way, he offers moving, heartfelt stories about the secrets contained within these incredible organisms.
Citation: Magdalena, Carlos. "The plant messiah : adventures in search of the world's rarest species." New York : Viking, 2018.

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