Plants provide us with most things we need, medicine, shelter, food, fuel and oxygen. They have played a significant part in history. We’ll delve into the world of extraordinary plants which brought about massive changes around the world. Starting with the cinchona or quinine tree, we’ll also consider the growing, production, uses and significance of a range of the following: – tea, sugar ,opium poppy, coffee, tulips and rubber. If you are interested in the history of plants and their significance today, then this is a course for you. The final session of this course will end with the tutor’s talk J863 detailed below.