Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Plants That Changed the World

I was flipping through my awesome new plant book the other day and came across Plants that Changed the World:
Cinchona (this is where we get quinine)
Wheat (along with barley, rice and corn)
I never really thought of plants much in relation to the development of civilization, but these make total sense. I have come across some of these plant influencing populace before, but it's easy to forget just how easy we as a species can be shaped by something that can't even move on its own.

1 comment:

megan said...

If you found that interesting, you should read The Botany of Desire (if you haven't already)