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Plants form a fundamental element of the biosphere, and the evolution of plants has directly affected the evolution of animal life and the evolution of the Earth's climate. Plants have also become essential to humans not only in the form of cereal crops, fruit, and vegetables, but in their many other uses in wood and paper, and in providing medicines.
In this Very Short Introduction, Timothy Walker, Director of the Botanical Gardens in Oxford, provides a concise account of the nature of plants, their variety and classification, their evolution, and their aesthetic and practical value, stressing the need for their conservation for future generations.
©2012 Timothy Walker (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
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By DrLMK on 12-04-15

Narrator's voice makes its boring

What were they thinking getting an American to narrate this??! The book is good, but the narrator's voice drones on and on, with no colour or inflection. It is so badly read, and the nasal tones of his voice are hard to listen to. Couldn't they have got some nice smooth English voice to narrate this great little book?

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By Kevin on 09-11-16

I have been a fan of Timothy for many years

I have been a fan of Timothy Walker for many years and I would dare to say Timothy knows me and I have been to many lectures of Timothy in the UK. I would travel long distances to listen to Timothy's lecture so buying his book was easy. But why, why? have they chosen an American narrator? This narrator was confusing, stomata in English is fine, but distracting in an American accent and these differences go on and on. Why did they choose this narrator?
I have a botany degree and had to stop and ask what is the narrator saying? can not see why Timothy did not narrate the book.
However this is still essential reading for year one BSc students. Highly recommended.

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