Softcover, 196 pages.
Over millions of years fig trees have shaped our world, influenced our evolution, nourished our bodies, and fed our imaginations. And as author and ecologist Mike Shanahan proclaims, "The best is yet to come."
Gods, Wasps and Stranglers weaves together the mythology, history, and ecology of one of the world's most fascinating-and varied-groups of plants, from their starring role in every major religion to their potential to restore rainforests, halt the loss of rare and endangered species, and even limit climate change.
In this lively and joyous book, Shanahan ultimately recounts a story about humanity's relationship with nature, one that is as relevant to our future as it is to our past.