Seeds of Hope takes us from England to Goodall's home-away-from-home in Tanzania, Africa, deep inside the forests of Gombe National Park. Using the same warm voice that made us fall in love with the world of chimpanzees, Goodall now opens our eyes to the profound relationship we have with the world of plants. She explores our dependence on the plant kingdom as food, as medicine for our bodies and our psyches, and as our helpers in the task of healing the harm we have inflicted on the natural world. Goodall shares her excitement about new research demonstrating the complex ways that certain plants communicate with each other, and the amazement she felt learning that some seeds, after lying dormant and forgotten for thousands of years,can germinate when put in the right environment. And she introduces us to many of her heroes--botanists and naturalists who are dedicating, and sometimes even risking, their lives to rescue endangered plants and forests. An enthusiastic supporter of the sustainable gardening movement, Goodall gives us hope for the future, and she describes some of the simple ways in which we can all help protect and nurture plant life, including transforming the massively fertilized grass lawns of yore into sanctuaries for native plants and wildlife, or organic food gardens. Looking at the world as an adventurer, scientist, and one who is spiritually attuned to nature, Jane Goodall delivers an enlightening story of the wonders of the plant kingdom.
Format: Audio CD
Published: 16th December 2014
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 15.5 x 16.3 x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.36