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The Theme of Made From Trees in Plant Biology

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Read an in-depth account of how four plants have lured humans in with their sweet rewards. Have humans domesticated plants or have plants domesticated humans? The Botany of Desire, by Michael Pollen.

Read more about poisonous plants and how they’ve changed the world. Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities, by Amy Stewart.

Learn about tropical rainforest plants and how they interact with tropical animals and each other in these two books:

Tropical Nature: Life and Death in the Tropical Rainforests of Central and South America by Adrian Forsyth and Ken Miyata.
The Neotropical Companion by John Kricher and Mark Plotkin.

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