What a Plant Knows: A Field Guide to the Senses of Your Garden - and Beyond (Paperback)
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What a Plant Knows: A Field Guide to the Senses of Your Garden - and Beyond (Paperback)

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Paperback 224 Pages / Published: 07/03/2013
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How does a Venus flytrap know when to snap shut? Can an orchid get jet lag? Does a tomato plant feel pain when you pluck a fruit from its vines? And does your favourite fern care whether you play Bach or the Beatles? Combining cutting-edge research with lively storytelling, biologist Daniel Chamovitz explores how plants experience our shared Earth - through sight, smell, touch, hearing, memory, and even awareness. Whether you are a green thumb, a science buff, a vegetarian, or simply a nature lover, this rare inside look at the life of plants will surprise and delight.

Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 9781851689705
Number of pages: 224
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 17 mm


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"By comparing human senses to the abilities of plants to adapt to their surroundings, the author provides a fascinating and logical explanation of how plants survive despite the inability to move from one site to another. Backed by new research on plant biology, this is an intriguing look at a plant's consciousness."

* Scientific American *

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