The Quest for Food is a feast of information about the origins of the plants that feed us, and Ivan Crowe's informative text is accompanied by his beautiful and well researched paintings.
Prof. Sir Ghillian Prance, FRS, VMH, Visiting Professor at Reading University, Scientific Adviser at the Eden Project, Former Director of the Royal Botanical Gardens Kew.

The details of the human quest for food have been admirably expressed by the author of this book in a very readable and accessible form. One must admire his courage and tenacity in mastering such a range of information and bringing the whole subject together for the non-specialist reader in such an acceptable form.
Lady Jane Renfrew of Kaimsthorn, Director of Studies in Archaeology and Anthropology, Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge University.

Ivan Crowe has successfully integrated current evidence from a remarkable array of specialisms. This is an undertaking that few would even attempt and the resulting book represents a considerable achievement
Prof. Gordon Hillman, Visiting Professor in Archaeobotany, University College London

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This not just another conventional book about Copernicus. Its main strength is that it not only deals with the astronomy of the time but also many of the other important elements that influenced thinking during the Middle Ages and impinged upon Copernicus' work as an astronomer. I found it an interesting and enjoyable book to read.
Sir Patrick Moore CBE, FRS