Bamboo is one of the most versatile and sustainable materials on the planet. It can be used for everything from building homes to making paper to creating art.
There are many books about bamboo, but these are some of the best:
The Bamboo Bible: An Encyclopedia of the World’s Most Useful Plant by Daniele Gori
This comprehensive guide covers everything you need to know about bamboo, from its history and uses to how to grow and care for it. It includes more than 1,000 photos and illustrations, making it a visual feast for bamboo lovers.
The Timber Press Guide to Growing and Propagating Bamboo by Mark Schonbeck
This practical guide provides detailed instructions on how to grow and propagate bamboo. It covers more than 60 species of bamboo and includes information on their cultivation, uses, and history.
Bamboo: The Plant That Changed the World by Chris Stapleton
This fascinating book tells the story of bamboo, from its humble beginnings as a humble grass to its current status as a global commodity. It explores the many ways in which bamboo has been used over the centuries and looks at its potential for the future.
The Bamboo Cookbook: Recipes for the World’s Most Sustainable Food by Vikas Khanna
This cookbook features more than 100 recipes that showcase the versatility of bamboo. From starters and main course to desserts, there’s something for everyone. With beautiful photos and easy-to-follow instructions, it’s a must-have for any bamboo fan.
The Bamboo Forest: A Year in the Life of a Bamboo Grove by Julia Morton
This intimate portrait of a bamboo forest in Hawaii follows the lives of the plants and animals that call it home. It’s a fascinating look at the role bamboo plays in the ecosystem and the many ways it is used by humans.