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The Plant Hunters
Tea, coffee and quinine didn't just grow on trees. They had to be found and collected by observant and astute explorers, adventurers, missionaries, gardeners and scientists, who roamed a world rich in virgin forests. The plants they discovered had long provided foods and medicines for the native peoples.
The plant hunters of today are now racing against time as unknown plants that may feed or save us are disappearing. From Israel,
Nepal and the United States of America come three stories of a worldwide desperate botanical quest.
Narrator Barry Paine
Photography EDWIN MICKLEBURGH Film editors
RAOUL SOBEL. LAURIE JONES Produced for LODESTAR by PETER COULSON
BBCtv presentation by BARRY PAINE
Series editor PETER JONES BBC Bristol
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