Papyrus: The Plant that Changed the World [Hardback]

John Gaudet (Author)

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ISBN: 9781605985664 | Published by: Pegasus Books | Year of Publication: 2014 | Language: English 272p, col pls



Ecologist and conservationist John Gaudet provides an engaging history of the papyrus plant and its central role in civilisation. He first traces the plant's pivotal role in the rise of Egypt, and its use as paper, but also for shelter, building, shipbuilding and more. He then traces the draining of the papyrus swamps in the medieval and modern world and its consequences not only for papyrus, but for the wider environment.

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