Ginseng, the Divine Root

The Curious History of the Plant That Captivated the World
by David A. Taylor

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The story behind ginseng is as remarkable as the root itself. Prized for its legendary curative powers, ginseng launched the rise to power of China's last great dynasty; inspired battles between France and England; and sparked a boom in Minnesota comparable to the California Gold Rush. It has made and...
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Published By Algonquin Books

Format Paperback


Number Of Pages 304

Publication Date 06/23/2006

ISBN 9781565124011

Dimensions 5.72 inches x 8.76 inches

"It's amazing how much folklore, history, and science Taylor has managed to pack into this fantastic book. Ginseng, the Divine Root is one of those rare works that remind us what an endlessly surprising place the world is by revealing the drama concentrated in the past and present of one plant."
Boston Globe