The Plant Trivia TimeLine
The Plant Trivia TimeLine is extensive, well over 100 pages of normal text. That makes the TimeLine too unwieldy to load as a single webpage. I’m offering two options, therefore. You can browse a PDF using the blue box below. Further down, I provide a segmented version, offered as webpages.
To browse the entire TimeLine, follow the link, or hit DOWNLOAD below for a 2 megabyte PDF of the Plant Trivia TimeLine (PTTL), with entries covering developments of note in the history of people-plant interactions. Topics range across many fields: agriculture, art, descriptive botany, ecology, food science, forestry, gardening, indigenous use, industry, landscape, medicine, natural history, and physiology. Take a moment to browse the appended Footsteps section, which attempts to create subject-area context for some of the TimeLine entries.
The TimeLine as WebPages…
Attempting to complement the TimeLine, I’m working through the chronology to craft more complete stories about historical development of ideas. I group these essays as Footsteps, offering breadcrumb explanations as to how society has arrived at our understanding of plants.