Gods, Wasps and Stranglers: The Secret History and Redemptive Future of Fig Trees
by Mike Shanahan Author
Shanahan reveals the exceptionality of figs in a way that will forever change the way you perceive these peculiar fruit. A fig is more than food - their trees provide shelter and hope for endangered species and contain healing and spiritual qualities, the fruit itself is nutritious, unique, and remains one of the many connections between gods of several major religions. In its history lies a major role in the human, animal world that has kept its roots strong while sustaining and inspiring its surrounding creatures.
Fig trees fed our pre-human ancestors, influenced diverse cultures and played key roles in the dawn of civilization. They feature in every major religion, starring alongside Adam and Eve, Krishna and Buddha, Jesus and Muhammad. This is no coincidence – fig trees are special. They evolved when giant dinosaurs still roamed and have been shaping our world ever since.
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