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The Plant Hunter

The Plant Hunter

by Cassandra Leah Quave
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Item #: UV7752
Format: Hardcover, 371 pages; 2021
Join medical ethnobotanist Dr. Cassandra Quave in the remote sectors of the Amazon, atop hills in central Italy, amongst mountains and volcanic isles, in the swamps in Florida, and in her own backyard on her hunt for plants with lifesaving medicinal properties. Antimicrobial resistance (the resistance to antibiotics) is estimated to become the leading cause of death by 2050, and ... More
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Join medical ethnobotanist Dr. Cassandra Quave in the remote sectors of the Amazon, atop hills in central Italy, amongst mountains and volcanic isles, in the swamps in Florida, and in her own backyard on her hunt for plants with lifesaving medicinal properties. Antimicrobial resistance (the resistance to antibiotics) is estimated to become the leading cause of death by 2050, and Dr. Quave, who has endured this threat firsthand, is determined to alter the course of history. In this vibrant memoir, readers will go on an illuminating journey and witness scientific breakthroughs that will expand the future of medicine— rooted in our planet's natural healing remedies. (HC)


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