The Plant Hunter: A Scientist's Quest for Nature's Next Medicines

The Plant Hunter: A Scientist's Quest for Nature's Next Medicines Audible Audiobook – Unabridged

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Listening Length 12 hours and 8 minutes
Author Cassandra Leah Quave
Narrator Cassandra Leah Quave
Audible.com.au Release Date 19 October 2021
Publisher Penguin Audio
Program Type Audiobook
Version Unabridged
Language English
ASIN B08XR17CVG
Best Sellers Rank 109,653 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals)
101 in Botany & Plants (Audible Books & Originals)
246 in Biographies of Science & Technology Leaders
812 in Botany & Plants (Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Quave is a hero and an inspiration to us all
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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.
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