The dangerous and dastardly antics that went into the discovery of chocolate, tobacco and other plant products.Twelve fascinating tales about the adventurers who travelled all over the globe, finding new plants, and the amazing things the plants produce. Join Joseph Banks as he gets stranded on the Australian Great Barrier Reef while searching for new botanical specimens. Struggle with other travellers as they fight starvation, bears, strange diseases and tropical storms.Exciting, witty and wacky, these true-life tales span centuries and the globe, and feature famous historical figures such as Captain Bligh, Darwin and Columbus, and put the origins of everyday plants into perspective.
- Dewey Decimal: 910
- Physical Description: 5.0"x7.6"x0.4"; 0.3 lb; 129 pages
- Edition Info: Paperback; 2005-04-26
- Children's Books -- Ages 9-12
- Children's Books -- History & Historical Fiction -- Exploration & Discovery
- Children's Books -- People & Places -- Action & Adventure
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