“Du Roi René à Végépolys”

Published on 31 August 2016 - Updated 02 November 2016
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Plant life is a key historical, patrimonial, scientific, technical, economic and cultural component of Anjou as a whole, as well as being of importance to tourism. This work covers six centuries of the history of plant life in Anjou, from the days of Good King René to the creation of the Végépolys competitive cluster. The author, Jean-Luc Gaignard, is Director of Strategy at Terre des Sciences and a former Research Engineer at INRA.

The work is divided into 3 parts: 

  • Plant life in Anjou, a long history, natural conditions exploited by humankind
  • The setup of Végépolys, an asset for the development of plant life in Anjou
  • Plant life, a cultural and tourism asset to make the most of

Co-published by Terre des Sciences, Terra Botanica and Végépolys, 2016 

180 pages, €22 

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