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  • Published: 5 March 2014
  • ISBN: 9781448120475
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 144

Pirates, Plants And Plunder!




Twelve true-life tales which reveal how the history of some of the 'everyday' plants we take for granted have been shaped by some of the great adventurers of the past.

Twelve fascinating tales about the adventurers who travelled all over the globe, finding new plants and the amazing things they produce. Join Joseph Banks as he gets stranded on the Australian Great Barrier Reef whilst searching for new botanical specimens. Battle with the Mexican Emperor Montezuma against the invading Hernando Cortes - and watch as Cortes introduces chocolate to the rest of the world! Struggle with other travellers as they fight starvation, bears, strange diseases and tropical storms.

Exciting, witty and wacky, these true-life tales span centuries and the globe, feature famous historical figures such as Captain Bligh, Darwin and Columbus and put the origins of 'everyday' plants into perspective.

  • Pub date: 5 March 2014
  • ISBN: 9781448120475
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 144

About the Authors

Stewart Ross

Stewart Ross is an established children's non-fiction author. His titles include: The Home Front in WWII (Hodder Wayland, 2002); The Great Fire of London (Evans Bros, 2002); The Story of Ireland (Orion Children's Books, 2001) and the Oxford Children's Book of the 20th Century (OUP, 1998).

David Roberts

Nick Ronald and David Roberts are now firmly established names in the decorating world. They opened their first Grand Illusions shop in St Margaret's, Twickenham, in 1987. An inspirational home furnishings and accessories store, Grand Illusions brings innovative home ideas to an appreciative audience. As well as the shops in St Margarets, there are now two sister shops in Richmond and Bath plus two thriving mail-order catalogues, Maison and Maison Bis. Nick and David also run highly successful paint techniques courses and their ideas are featured regularly in magazines and on television, including BBC's Home Front. Their first book, Grand Illusions, was published in 1996 with Grand Illusions New Decorating following in 1998. Nick and David have recently moved to the country where they are renovating an eighteenth-century house.


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