The influence of plants on human society is beyond our imagination. Plants dominate our food, writing, and social structure. They support our economy, trade, and exploration of the world. Also, they determine our cooking skills, skin color, and appearance. This book tells a grand story about the evolution of civilization. From wheat and rice, which promoted human settlement, to Zanthoxylum Bunge Anum and potato, which changed the world, to soybean, which affected the nerves of world trade, the power of plants is obvious. Humans domesticate plants, but plants shape humans.