This lavishly illustrated book takes a close look at the fascinating world of Kew Gardens, with a particular emphasis on its conservation work in Britain and abroad. THE WORLD OF KEW covers all of Kews projects, from helping to solve crimes to developing plant remedies to fight HIV. Chapters are thematic, celebrating Kews past and future, and will feature many of the passionate characters from the series. s well as reintroducing endangered British species into the wild, Kew is developing a Millennium Seed Bank as part of a worldwide effort to safeguard 24,000 plant species against extinction, and working with botanic gardens and governments overseas to develop eco-tourism and businesses that use indigenous plants. 2006 was designated Kews official Heritage Year.
Carolyn Fry is a writer and journalist specializing in science, conservation, natural history and adventure travel. A former editor of Geographical, the magazine of the Royal Geographical Society, she is a contributor to Kew magazine, BBC Wildlife, BBC History, BBC Online, The Times, Sunday Telegraph, Independent on Sunday, Guardian Online and New Scientist. Under Carolyn's editorship, Geographical won the British Environment and Media Award for Best Environmental Coverage in a Consumer Magazine. Carolyn also wrote a series of essays to accompany Colin Prior's photographs in the book Living Tribes. She is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.