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Jonathan Drori

Jonathan Drori CBE is a Trustee of The Eden Project, an Ambassador for the WWF and was for nine years a Trustee of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and The Woodland Trust. He is a Fellow of the Linnean Society and the Zoological Society of London, and a Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology. He is a former Head of Commissioning for BBC Online and Executive Producer of more than fifty prime time BBC TV series on science and technology. In 2006 he was awarded a CBE.
Tree of Life
From Islam’s Tree of Life to Tu BiShvat, trees play a central, often mystical, role in cultures and faiths around the world. Three of our favourite speakers take root here to discuss this unique relationship. The Island of Missing Trees, the latest acclaimed book from Elif Shafak, is a bittersweet tale of the star-crossed love between Greek and Turkish Cypriots, partially narrated by a fig tree. When writing the novel she sought advice from Waterstones Book of the ...
Around the World in 80 Trees: an Illustrated Odyssey
Author, Eden Project trustee, WWF ambassador and former BBC TV science producer and commissioner Jonathan Drori has produced a glorious love letter to trees, our most constant and varied companion. Trees shape our lives, bountiful givers of food, medicine, sanctuary – and poisons. From India’s sacred banyan to the perfumed cedars of Lebanon, take an illustrated tour of the world, with trees whose plant science defines each destination’s history, spiritual life and leg...
Around the World in 80 Plants
After his bestselling Around the World in 80 Trees – and the accompanying full-house talk at Jewish Book Week 2020 – environmentalist Jonathan Drori returns, bringing to life the science of plants by revealing how their worlds are intricately entwined with our own history, culture and folklore. From the seemingly familiar tomato and dandelion to the eerie mandrake and Spanish ‘moss’ of Louisiana, each story is full of surprises. Click here to buy a copy of ...