NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From world-renowned scientist Jane Goodall, as seen in the new National Geographic documentary Jane, comes a fascinating examination of the critical role that trees and plants play in our world.
SEEDS OF HOPE takes us from Goodall's home in England to her home-away-from-home in Africa, deep inside the Gombe forest, where she and the chimpanzees are enchanted by the fig and plum trees they encounter. She introduces us to botanists around the world, as well as places where hope for plants can be found, such as The Millennium Seed Bank. She shows us the secret world of plants with all their mysteries and potential for healing our bodies as well as Planet Earth.
Looking at the world as an adventurer, scientist, and devotee of sustainable foods and gardening--and setting forth simple goals we can all take to protect the plants around us--Goodall delivers an enlightening story of the wonders we can find in our own backyards.
"A treasure trove of stories."—Robin Young, NPR's Here and Now
"I didn't expect [SEEDS OF HOPE] to create a powerful shift inside me. But it did....What I'd never fully gotten before this book is how knowledge could awaken feelings of intimacy. As I read SEEDS OF HOPE, again and again I felt appreciation, gratitude and awe. . . . I actually found myself loving our earth more."—Frances Moore Lappé, The Huffington Post
"[A] far-ranging, gracefully impassioned book...A crucial and commanding summons to care and act by one of nature's most heroic champions."—Donna Seaman, Booklist (starred review)
"Goodall makes a passionate case for more aggressive conservation of what's left of our global garden."—-Breanna Draxler, Discover