A guide to the plants in Kew Gardens, which combines botany,
science and history. Accompanying a major TV series, it's
richly illustrated with more than 200 stunning photos, and includes
an introduction by David Attenborough. The series "Kew
3D" will air on Sky 3D in spring. Unfurls the evidence that
tells the tale of how plants first began to live on land, and how
they have come to fill their place in the natural world today. Kew
is a unique macrocosm in which we can explore the entire plant
world. Jacket image not finalised.
'In a text that couples strong narrative with the latest scientific insights, Will Benson has produced an engrossing account of the evolution of plant life and its importance to our planet's past, present and future. He takes us on a beautifully illustrated, three-billion-year journey [...]. The companion to Sir David Attenborough's new TV series on plants demands to be read.' BBC Wildlife 'A vast story, succinctly, yet compellingly written and a treat for nature and plant lovers.' Gardens Illustrated
Will Benson is a science researcher who has worked alongside leading academics in the production of television documentaries for major broadcasters around the world, including most recently the landmark series Kingdom of Plants 3D: With David Attenborough. An early interest in plants led him to work as a horticulturist, after which he went on to study for a BSc in Zoology at the University of Southampton. Will has led and participated in a number of biological research expeditions, working both independently and with NGOs in Nicaragua, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.