Looking for the perfect gift for the science and nature lover in your life?

There's still time to get those last-minute holiday gift orders in! The hardcopy, e-book, and audio book is available with many retailers. Here's a sampling of customer reviews:
  • "In this exciting and engaging tale, Dr. Cassandra Quave shares personal stories from her quest to understand and record the ways that people use plants for medicine. She's traveled to places as far flung as the Amazon rainforest and the Sharri Mountains in the Balkans, all the while navigating the challenges of having just one leg. This book adds a welcome female perspective to the writing by ethnobotanists like Mark Plotkin (Tales of a Shaman's Apprentice) and Richard Evans Schultes (Plants of the Gods). She talks candidly about the challenges she has faced and speaks in nuanced ways about how modern medicine has both helped and failed her. Her story is one of struggle and hope. Dr. Quave is an inspiration to a new generation of scientists who both embrace the quest for new knowledge and challenge the norms of how it must be pursued."
  • "I am a botanist and read this book initially for the science, but I was delighted by the evocative images, and tales of adventure and discovery, both personal and professional. The writing is warm and I found it easy to get lost in the stories. A fantastic book for any young woman interested in going into science as a career…or even for those of us already there!"

New Essay in The Ethnobotanical Assembly (T.E.A.)

I was honored to contribute a short essay to this open-access online magazine for thinking, research, and writing about people-plant relations. Read it for free here.

Favorite Quote of the Week

"Our lives depend on hope. If you have hope, you'll be able to overcome problems you face. But if you're without hope, your difficulties will increase. Hope is linked to compassion and loving kindness. In my life, I've faced all sorts of difficulties, but I never gave up hope." —The Dalai Lama, Twitter, Dec. 20, 2021

Interview on PBS


I enjoyed speaking with Alexander Heffner on the PBS program, Open Mind. You can catch the full interview here.

Have you been reading THE PLANT HUNTER? If you love the book, please help me get the word out! Consumer reviews are greatly needed on Amazon, Audible, Barnes and Noble, Good Reads and more. Thank you!

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