What Plants Tell Us. A Fabulous Trip through the World of Plants
Original title: Ce que les plantes ont à nous dire
François Couplan, a renowned ethno-botanist, takes us on a plant-centeredtrip through many different places and cultures. He has been travelling the world for many years in search of new ways of interacting with plants, observing them, organizing them, domesticating them and sharing his space with them.
Whether they are toxic or edible, whether they can be used therapeutically, medicinally or as hallucinogenics, plants are an infinite source of knowledge. François Couplan takes us on a field study, on a terribly beautiful bucolic botanic stroll bubbling with knowledge.
This fascinating book is bursting with wonder at the richness and diversity of the plant world and with gratitude for what it provides us. François Couplan holds a PhD from the Paris Museum of Natural History. He has written forty-some specialized works on wild plants and is considered a reference in the field. He is the most well known French expert on wild plants from throughout the world and their uses, whether medicinal or culinary (he advises famous chefs such has Marc Veyrat).