Plants have altered the course of civilization, and their uses continue to reflect upon the culture, habits, and foodways of people in the past. 10 Plants that Shook the World looks at the staggering influence of ten plants: papyrus, pepper, tea, sugarcane, cotton, cacao, cinchona, rubber, potato, and corn. Plants were often used by indigenous peoples, but as more people explored, plants traveled with them-leading to consequences both good and bad. An excellent way to introduce students to an important, but often overlooked, aspect of history-as well as to the questions that drive paleoethnobotanists! 128 pages, softcover. Grades 5-7.
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