Monday, June 2, 2014

Seeds Of Hope

Jane Goodall is probably best known for her work chimpanzees, here we are again reminded of the variety of information she has to offer us about nature and food sources. In Seeds Of Hope, Goodall explains the vital role that plants have in our individual lives, and in the world. The book begins with her early experiences with nature and follows her continual interactions with plants throughout her life and travels.  

I won a copy of this book in the Goodreads First Reads Program*. This book is an excellent introduction to the importance of plants. While reading this book, it feels as though you are sitting in a garden or forest discussing plants with Jane Goodall. The importance of plants and their future is presented in a very personal way. The horrors that have been done to nature, and the hope that we can do our part to fix it is clearly conveyed.

I enjoyed reading this book. Not only was the information presented in an engaging way, it covered a variety of topics so that almost anyone would be able to discover something that is important to them in nature. If you like history, there is information about people that have gathered and preserved plants, the discovery of different plants, and the history of farming. If you care about how your coffee, tea, produce, or other plant products are grown different methods of farming are discussed. If you want to know how to take an active role to protect plants and nature, there are different programs mentioned that you could get involved with. There is something for everyone in this book.

If you like history, science, or activism you will find something in this book that will interest and inspire you. I highly recommend reading this book.

*The Goodreads First Reads program does not require winners to give a review. Winners are encouraged to review the book, as the authors and publishers offering the books for free are trying to get the public interested in their book. If a review is given, it is not stipulated that it should be positive or negative, only an honest review. Winning this book does not change the nature of my review, it merely provides me with early access to this book.

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