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Domesticated Plants and Other Mutants

Iban Eduardo Muñoz / Alberto Montt

The evolution of edible plants: from the wild to the laboratory.

It is a book about edible plants which attempts to answer questions that you didn’t even know you had. Have the plants we eat today always been edible? How have they changed throughout History? If you plant a Canary Islands banana in Beijing, will it still be a Canary Islands banana or a Beijing one? Do people eat the same kind of food around the world? How can one plant seedless watermelons? Could we get fruit to be fruity for ever? Wild plants: better or worse?

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  • A fun and hilarious approach to science, genetics and biochemistry.
  • Amusing and informative text full of jokes that traces the emergence and development of domesticated plants.
  • Appealing, bright and comic-like illustrations by well-known graphic humourist and cartoonist Alberto Montt.
  • Ideal for inquisitive young readers willing to keep learning.
  • Ideal for STEM curricula.
  • Sold to 6 languages before its publication.
Title Domesticated Plants and Other Mutants
Author Iban Eduardo Muñoz
Illustrator Alberto Montt
ISBN (Original Version) 978-84-17749-92-7
Size and Format 24 x 27 cm - Hard Cover
Pages 48
Age Range 9+
Rights sold Simplified Chinese, Danish, German, Italian, Korean, Polish, Russian, Swedish and Turkish.

Iban Eduardo Muñoz was born in the Pyrenees. He holds a PhD in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry. He is part of the research team at IRTA, the Institute of Agrifood Research and Technology owned by the Government of Catalonia, where he focuses on the study of plant genetics and their evolution, with special attention to the domestication of cultivated plants.

Alberto Montt is a Chilean illustrator born in Quito. He has published his vignettes on his blog Dosis Diarias for years and has worked as an independent illustrator for many publishing houses, advertising agencies and magazines in Colombia, Argentina, Venezuela, Peru, Chile and Spain. Since 2006 he tours with the illustrator Liniers carrying out illustrated stand-ups, where they combine their passion for illustration and humour.

Photo © Lorena Palavecino Huntin

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