Papyrus has occupied a unique place in human history. . . and continues to occupy a unique place in the ecological sphere! Used in ancient Egypt and the Middle Ages and to keep alive the history of early humanity, papyrus is often considered a valuable historical resource. But even today, it has the potential to be a viable force for modern ecological issues; one of the fastest growing plant species on earth, papyrus also products its own "soil" and is a highly effective and efficient natural pollution filter that helps maintain lakes. Discover how papyrus may help humanity once more! 300 pages, indexed, hardcover with dust jacket.