Around the World in 80 Plants

Jonathan Drori

Jewish Book Week 2021

Jonathan Drori speaker

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After his bestselling Around the World in 80 Trees – and the accompanying full-house talk at Jewish Book Week 2020 – environmentalist Jonathan Drori returns, bringing to life the science of plants by revealing how their worlds are intricately entwined with our own history, culture and folklore. From the seemingly familiar tomato and dandelion to the eerie mandrake and Spanish ‘moss’ of Louisiana, each story is full of surprises.

Click here to buy a copy of Around the World in 80 Plants by Jonathan Drori from Blackwell’s.


Jonathan Drori CBE is a Trustee of The Eden Project, an Ambassador for the WWF and was for nine years a Trustee of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and The Woodland Trust. He is a Fellow of the Linnean Society and the Zoological Society of London, and a Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology. He is a former Head of Commissioning for BBC Online and Executive Producer of more than fifty prime time BBC TV series on science and technology. In 2006 he was awarded a CBE.

Around the World in 80 Plants

Jonathan Drori

Jewish Book Week 2021

Date & start time:Sun 7 Mar – 4.15pm
Price:£9.50
Performers:Jonathan Drori
Genres:Jewish Book Week, Online Events, Words

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