Another book bites the dust. This one was Seeds of Change: Six Plants That Transformed Mankind, written by Henry Hobhouse. I would have thought that this premise would easily hold my interest, but to me, the author seemed to slide off into political diatribes that did little to advance his theme. A bit disjoint; still, there's another book by the same author, called Seeds of Wealth that might do a bit better. I may pursue this book.