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Peter H. Raven, "Driven By Nature: A Personal Journey from Shanghai to Botany and Global Sustainability"
Presented in partnership with the Missouri Botanical Garden Press
It’s safe to say that few people have lived lives as thoroughly devoted to plants as Peter H. Raven has. The longtime director—now president emeritus—of the Missouri Botanical Garden, Raven has been a tireless champion of sustainability and biodiversity, earning him the plaudit of “Hero for the Planet” from Time. “Driven by Nature” is the first chronicle of this prominent scientist and conservationist’s life. Moving from his idyllic childhood in San Francisco to his four decades leading the Missouri Botanical Garden, Raven’s autobiography reinforces the crucial importance of scientific learning, active conservation, and committed activism in the face of a rapidly changing natural world.
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