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Seeds of Hope: Wisdom and Wonder from the World of Plants | [Jane Goodall, Gail Hudson (contributor)]

Seeds of Hope: Wisdom and Wonder from the World of Plants

In her wise and elegant new audiobook, Jane Goodall blends her experience in nature with her enthusiasm for botany to give listeners a deeper understanding of the world around us. Long before her work with chimpanzees, Goodall's passion for the natural world sprouted in the backyard of her childhood home in England, where she climbed her beech tree and made elderberry wine with her grandmother. The garden her family began then, she continues to enjoy today. Seeds of Hope takes us from England to Goodall's home-away-from-home in Africa.
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Renowned naturalist and best-selling author Jane Goodall examines the critical role that trees and plants play in our world.

In her wise and elegant new audiobook, Jane Goodall blends her experience in nature with her enthusiasm for botany to give listeners a deeper understanding of the world around us.

Long before her work with chimpanzees, Goodall's passion for the natural world sprouted in the backyard of her childhood home in England, where she climbed her beech tree and made elderberry wine with her grandmother. The garden her family began then, she continues to enjoy today.

Seeds of Hope takes us from England to Goodall's 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, where one billion seeds are preserved. 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 - Jane Goodall delivers an enlightening story of the wonders we can find in our own backyards.

©2013 Jane Goodall (P)2013 Hachette Audio

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    David Chandler LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, US 09-19-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Goodall makes a complex subject relatable."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely would recommend. I now have a much broader understanding of the world of plants and their importance to our environment. Goodall makes us understand in very clear and precise terms why protecting our plants is so important to our planet's well being.


    What other book might you compare Seeds of Hope to and why?

    I would compare this in quality and information to her other wonderful books. It provides an informative and cautionary tale not unlike Stephen Hawking's books. But on some level - more relatable.


    Which character – as performed by Edita Brychta – was your favorite?

    Jane Goodall, of course.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I was particularly moved by travesties perpetrated on the planet by the large chemical companies Dow and Monsanto. Miss Brychta expressed true outrage and heartfelt disdain, as written by Miss Goodall, for the misdeeds of these chemical giants and the consequences of their actions. The greed without remorse is startling.


    Any additional comments?

    I thought Miss Brychta's narration was excellent and made for easy and enjoyable listening. Miss Goodall continues to make very complex subject matters very accessible.

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