Take a thrilling ride into botanical history, beginning in Athens in 3BC when Theophrastus, Aristotle's assistant became the first man to write a book on plants. 'What should they properly be called?' he asks. 'How can we sort and order them?' Gradually, plants have assumed identities and acquired names. But who began all this work and how was it done? Illustrated in colour, this compelling book gives insight into a world full of intrigue.