Take a bit of Eden home. The Eden Project has been described as the eighth wonder of the world. Since it first - opened in a barren china clay pit in Cornwall, it has been visited by more than four million of us. We leave inspired and invigorated by the way it reminds us of one simple fact: that plants and people are interdependent. Without plants, we all die. OUT OF EDEN carries Eden's message way beyond the pit. With beautiful pictures and a vibrant text written by the Eden team, it takes the exhibits - cotton, coffee, tea, rubber, cola, chicle, chocolate, and many more - as its starting point for a narrative combining history, botany, horticulture and global politics to follow the story of the world's crucial plants. But, like the Eden Project, the book is not just about plants. It is about sustainability, about bringing industrial landscapes back from the dead, about living at one with Nature at a time of ecological danger. OUT OF EDEN is a stunning companion to the Eden Project - and an essential reference for everyone concerned for our planet.