Botany , also called plant science s , plant biology or phytology , is the science of plant life and a branch of biology. A botanist , plant scientist or phytologist is a scientist who specialises in this field. Nowadays, botanists in the strict sense study approximately , species of land plants of which some , species are vascular plants including approximately , species of flowering plants ,  and approximately 20, are bryophytes. Botany originated in prehistory as herbalism with the efforts of early humans to identify — and later cultivate — edible, medicinal and poisonous plants, making it one of the oldest branches of science. Medieval physic gardens , often attached to monasteries , contained plants of medical importance. They were forerunners of the first botanical gardens attached to universities , founded from the s onwards.
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For more than thirty years , Michael Pollan has been writing books and articles about the places where the human and natural worlds intersect: on our plates, in our farms and gardens, and in our minds. Pollan is the author of eight books, six of which have been New York Times bestsellers; three of them including his latest, How to Change Your Mind were immediate 1 New York Times bestsellers. An expanded edition of Food Rules, with original illustrations by Maira Kalman, was published in In he published a new audio book titled Caffeine , available from Audible.
David Grandison Fairchild April 7, — August 6, was an American botanist and plant explorer. Fairchild was responsible for the introduction of more than , exotic plants  and varieties of established crops into the United States, including soybeans ,  pistachios ,  mangos , nectarines , dates , bamboos , and flowering cherries. Certain varieties of wheat ,  cotton, and rice became especially economically important. Fairchild was born in Lansing, Michigan , and was raised in Manhattan , Kansas. He was a member of the Fairchild family , descendants of Thomas Fairchild of Stratford , Connecticut.