The Secret Life of Plants

Now available in a new edition, The Secret Life of Plants explores plants' response to human care and nurturing, their ability to communicate with man, plants' surprising reaction to music, their lie-detection abilities, their creative ...

Author: Peter Tompkins

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 006287442X

Category: Nature

Page: 416

View: 306

The world of plants and its relation to mankind as revealed by the latest scientific discoveries. "Plenty of hard facts and astounding scientific and practical lore."--Newsweek

The Secret Life of Plants

Exploring the world of plant and its relation to mankind as revealed by the latest discoveries of scientists, The Secret Life of Plants includes remarkable information about plants as lie detectors and plants as ecological sentinels; it ...

Author: P Tompkins

Publisher: books catalog

ISBN: 9788129104939

Category: Plants

Page: 416

View: 868

Exploring the world of plant and its relation to mankind as revealed by the latest discoveries of scientists, The Secret Life of Plants includes remarkable information about plants as lie detectors and plants as ecological sentinels; it describes their ability to adapt to human wishes, their response to music, their curative power, and their ability to communicate with man.

Seed to Seed

He also tells the story of the last ten years of discovery in his own laboratory, as the team works to understand the genetic control of the growth of thale-cress.

Author: Nicholas Harberd

Publisher: Bloomsbury Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780747585619

Category: Arabidopsis thaliana

Page: 311

View: 476

Nicholas Harberd's narrative of the changing seasons has as its focus one tiny thale-cress plant in an East Anglican churchyard. He describes both what can be seen with the naked eye and the hidden molecular mechanisms that underlie it. He also tells the story of the last ten years of discovery in his own laboratory, as the team works to understand the genetic control of the growth of thale-cress. Part field notebook, part sketchbook, part diary, Seed to Seed is a dazzling evocation of the beauty of the natural world and an exhilarating explanation of the secret workings of plants.

THE SECRET OF PLANTS IN THE ENVIRONMENT

This book seeks to discuss the impact of environmental changes or stress on plant life, environmental stress physiology, and adaptation mechanisms.

Author: RISHIKESH UPADHYAY

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 1648509215

Category: Nature

Page: 204

View: 231

Plants are sessile organisms that are unable to move but face the challenge of ever-changing or adverse environments. The study of the development of environmental changes in tolerant plants is fundamental for the maintenance and streamlining of high crop yields and plant adaptation in natural environments. The identification of genes that lead to changes or stress tolerance is urgently needed for the growth and development of plants in their natural environment. The Secret of Plants in the ENVIRONMENT addresses environmental concerns such as the different types of stress situations and plant adaptation to changing environments, including the positive and negative effects of stress on the growth of crops, the beginning stages of plant life cycles, and plant output. This book seeks to discuss the impact of environmental changes or stress on plant life, environmental stress physiology, and adaptation mechanisms. It highlights the impact of environmental stresses on plants and crops under changing environments and gives a comprehensive overview of how plants respond to such environments. In addition, it serves as a helpful guide to the students of BSc, MSc and to all professionals engaged in teaching and research on environmental-related subjects. It dwells on some important aspects of environmental change or stress as the main issue affecting the survival of plants at the early stages of their life cycle. Hence, the author hopes that both early-career scientists and research scholars interested in pursuing environmental science to an advanced stage would also benefit from the important information discussed in this book.

The Secret Life of Trees

Lyrical and evocative, this book will make everyone fall in love with the trees around them.

Author: Colin Tudge

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141927291

Category: Nature

Page: 464

View: 400

'Everyone interested in the natural world will enjoy The Secret Life of Trees. I found myself reading out whole chunks to friends' The Times, Books of the Year What is a tree? As this celebration of the trees shows, they are our countryside; our ancestors descended from them; they gave us air to breathe. Yet while the stories of trees are as plentiful as leaves in a forest, they are rarely told. Here, Colin Tudge travels from his own back garden round the world to explore the beauty, variety and ingenuity of trees everywhere: from how they live so long to how they talk to each other and why they came to exist in the first place. Lyrical and evocative, this book will make everyone fall in love with the trees around them.

The Secret Teachings of Plants

NEW SCIENCE / ECOLOGY "Of the truly great books appearing today The Secret Teachings of Plants is easily the most rewarding I have had the privilege of reading.

Author: Stephen Harrod Buhner

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 1591430356

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 315

View: 973

Advocates the use of an intuitive cognition in order to discover plants' medicinal and nutritional purposes, including discussions of the scientific model's limits and how, once cultivated, it can be applied to disciplines such as medicine.

Anatomy Of A Rose

In this poetic rumination, which combines graceful writing with a scientist's clarity, Russell brings together the work of botanists around the globe, and illuminates a world at once familiar and exotic.

Author: Sharman Apt Russell

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0786730994

Category: Science

Page: 232

View: 690

In Anatomy of a Rose, Sharman Apt Russell eloquently unveils the "inner life" of flowers, showing them to be more individual, more enterprising, and more responsive than we ever imagined. From their diverse fragrances to their nasty deceptions, Russell proves that, where nature is concerned, "wonder is not only our starting point; it can also be our destination." Throughout this botanical journey, she reveals that the science behind these intelligent plants--how they evolved, how they survive, how they heal--is even more awe-inspiring than their fleeting beauty. Russell helps us imagine what a field of snapdragons looks like to a honeybee; she introduces us to flowers that regulate their own temperature, attract pollinating bats, even smell like a rotting corpse.In this poetic rumination, which combines graceful writing with a scientist's clarity, Russell brings together the work of botanists around the globe, and illuminates a world at once familiar and exotic.

Super Science Crosswords

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Feelings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Go With the Flow . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Author: Katherine Burkett

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780590644570

Category: Education

Page: 64

View: 455

Children will learn about plants, animals and other science subjects through the use of crossword puzzles.

The Sound of Stevie Wonder

8 Holden writes that in Journey Through the Secret Life of Plants, the use of
synthesizers "conjures up a magic garden, in which the notes unfurl like tendrils."
9 Because the film was never released, Wonder's soundtrack must be evaluated
 ...

Author: James E. Perone

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275987237

Category: Music

Page: 187

View: 533

Examines the work of one of the most influential and prolific singer-songwriters of the popular music era.

Inside the Secret Life of Fairies

When you prepare the ground for planting, give the plants and trees whatever
nurture you can, so they get a good start. Feed and water them with care.
Sometimes you may be tempted to try to force plants to flower or fruit before they'
re ready, ...

Author: Maggie Hamilton

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 1401958893

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

View: 397

What is it about fairies that enchants us so? Where do these elusive beings live, and what do they do? Why is it some see fairies and others do not? What's the truth about glamour? And why when they promise your dreams will come true, do fairies grant threewishes? Maggie Hamilton has spent a decade exploring the rich world of the fairy. Having talked with people from all walks of life, she captures their astonishing, sometimes poignant encounters with fairies here. Read about the fairies found in people's homes and gardens, deep in nature, and in city streets and parks. On this mesmerising journey deep into this achingly beautiful otherworld, you'll discover the many exquisite possibilities present at dawn and dusk, and why the fairy kingdom has an ecology all of its own. Learn about the notes plants sound, and why some indigenous peoples no longer need to pick a plant to access its healing properties. Find out how to work with fairies to heal the earth and your own bruised spirit, and how this quest can transform you inside and out. For those with their own fairy stories to tell, and fairy lovers everywhere.

The Secret Life of Food

Gives information and unusual facts on the origins of food and beverages.

Author: Martin Elkort

Publisher: Tarcher

ISBN:

Category: Beverages

Page: 212

View: 557

Gives information and unusual facts on the origins of food and beverages.

Flora

"In association with Kew, Royal Botanic Gardens."

Author:

Publisher: DK

ISBN: 9781465474506

Category: Nature

Page: 440

View: 297

Discover the extraordinary diversity of the plant world--and how plants work--with this photographic celebration of the trees, flowers, and foliage plants that share our planet. From tiny mosses and delicate ferns to vibrant blooms and stately palms, Flora invites you to explore the plant kingdom from the ground up, and from root to leaf tip. DK's elegant introduction to botany is packed with sumptuous photos and crystal-clear illustrations that explain the mechanics of photosynthesis, why leaves change color, how cacti store water, and how seeds know when to grow. Filled with fascinating stories of how plant roots and leaves communicate with their neighbors and how flowers use color and scent to interact with--and manipulate--the creatures around them, Flora is a fresh and engaging introduction to the mysterious inner workings of the plant world.

The Secret Life of the Forest

everyone is familiar with the delicate, lacy ferns that are found in damp places in
the woods, growing in the niches of rocks, spreading over the remains of fallen
trees. But these plants are only miniature versions of their ancestors. During the ...

Author: Richard M. Ketchum

Publisher: New Word City

ISBN: 1640190333

Category: Nature

Page: 165

View: 930

In any given year, millions of people visit one or more of the 154 national forests in the United States, not to mention the hundreds of thousands who spend some time in the private forests of the nation. All of them - hikers, hunters, fishermen, campers, and canoeists - are drawn to the woods for some special reason. Yet few of them see the forest as a whole, as the web of life it truly is. Here, from New York Times bestselling author Richard M. Ketchum, is the extraordinary story of forests and the trees that comprise them.

The Secret Life of Germs

Examines the threats caused by an exploding level of germ infections, from the common cold to flesh-eating bacteria; offers ways to protect against infection; and discusses the media, germ warfare, and the importance of germs.

Author: Philip M. Tierno

Publisher: Atria Books

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 290

View: 313

Examines the threats caused by an exploding level of germ infections, from the common cold to flesh-eating bacteria; offers ways to protect against infection; and discusses the media, germ warfare, and the importance of germs.

The Secret Lives of Garden Bees

Some bees have a lifecycle that totally and absolutely coincides with when their
food plants are in flower. These are usually bees that are very specific in their
feeding needs, visiting just a few plants within a plant genus. These bees are ...

Author: Jean Vernon

Publisher: White Owl

ISBN: 1526711885

Category: Nature

Page: 208

View: 804

A friendly, accessible insight into the weird, but wonderful world of bees in your garden From the common or garden bumblebees that nest in bird boxes, compost heaps and old mouse holes, making ‘Winnie the Pooh’ style honey pots to feed their babes, to the quirky wool carder bee; a solitary bee that combs the fluff from garden plants to line her brood cells and the amazing leaf cutter bee that carves chunks out of plant foliage to seal it’s egg chambers. This book will reveal the secrets and fascinating lives of the bees that live and breed in your garden, from buzz pollination, to the bee robbers that cheat the plants and steal nectar by stealth. With a chapter per season to explore what you are likely to see in your garden, great plants to grow to help them, plus other fascinating information on these secretive creatures, this book is designed to bring alive the world of garden before your very eyes.

The Secret Life of a Lake

"What a sweet book... Those of us who have paddled and swum and waded in the lakes of the north will find this book full of answers to all the mysteries that have ever occurred to us, and many more besides.

Author: Peter Tobiessen

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781938313004

Category: Nature

Page: 234

View: 128

"A presentation and discussion of the ecological aspects of life within and around temperate freshwater lakes of the northern United States and Canada"--

The Private Life of Plants

Shows how plants avoid predators, find food, increase their territory, reproduce, and obtain sunlight

Author: David Attenborough

Publisher: Princeton Univ Department of Art &

ISBN: 9780691006390

Category: Botany.

Page: 320

View: 302

Shows how plants avoid predators, find food, increase their territory, reproduce, and obtain sunlight

The Secret Life of Birds

He too was devout – he took it to be self-evident, at least through most of his life,
that the order he sought in nature was ... was primarily a botanist, and an
exploratory botanist at that, who did much to increase the world's knowledge of
plants, ...

Author: Colin Tudge

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141962100

Category: Nature

Page: 496

View: 684

All animals are equal - but some, as George Orwell said, are more equal than others, and birds, most people would surely agree, are in the very first rank. They can do almost everything that mammals can do - and more. By mastering flight, they have a way of living that encompasses the whole world. In The Secret Life of Birds, Colin Tudge explores the life of birds, all around the globe. From the secrets of migration to their complicated family lives, their differing habitats and survival techniques to the secrets of flight, this is a fascinating account of how birds live, why they matter, and whether they really are dinosaurs. Colin Tudge shows how birds - who are like us in the general sense but very different in the particulars - live and think. For birds have minds: they feel, they are aware, they work things out. And so, by considering the birds, asking how and why it is possible for them to be so different, we gain insight into ourselves. Birds are beautiful, lively, intriguing - and all around us. This rich and endlessly absorbing book opens up their lives to everyone.

The Lost Language of Plants

—Goethe (in Tompkins and Bird, The Secret Life of Plants) create even more
variability, viruses can insert unrelated DNA se- quences into plant genetic
structure, giving the plant a wider range of responses, or two or more organisms
can ...

Author: Stephen Harrod Buhner

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603580220

Category: Science

Page: 336

View: 583

This could be the most important book you will read this year. Around the office at Chelsea Green it is referred to as the "pharmaceutical Silent Spring." Well-known author, teacher, lecturer, and herbalist Stephen Harrod Buhner has produced a book that is certain to generate controversy. It consists of three parts: A critique of technological medicine, and especially the dangers to the environment posed by pharmaceuticals and other synthetic substances that people use in connection with health care and personal body care. A new look at Gaia Theory, including an explanation that plants are the original chemistries of Gaia and those phytochemistries are the fundamental communications network for the Earth's ecosystems. Extensive documentation of how plants communicate their healing qualities to humans and other animals. Western culture has obliterated most people's capacity to perceive these messages, but this book also contains valuable information on how we can restore our faculties of perception. The book will affect readers on rational and emotional planes. It is grounded in both a New Age spiritual sensibility and hard science. While some of the author's claims may strike traditional thinkers as outlandish, Buhner presents his arguments with such authority and documentation that the scientific underpinnings, however unconventional, are completely credible. The overall impact is a powerful, eye-opening expos' of the threat that our allopathic Western medical system, in combination with our unquestioning faith in science and technology, poses to the primary life-support systems of the planet. At a time when we are preoccupied with the terrorist attacks and the possibility of biological warfare, perhaps it is time to listen to the planet. This book is essential reading for anyone concerned about the state of the environment, the state of health care, and our cultural sanity.

The Secret Lives of Backyard Bugs

A welcome and unexpected result of studying butterflies was the discovery of the
interesting lives of other creatures ... ŗ # " , - Throughout this book, we have
recommended a wide variety of plants that attract, feed, and shelter the featured
bugs.

Author: Judy Burris

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603427074

Category: Nature

Page: 144

View: 323

This fun book will have kids bugging out! Explore the fascinating miniature world of spiders, beetles, grasshoppers, butterflies, and more as stunning photography combines with expert information to create an up-close-and-personal look at the hidden lives of these tiny backyard residents. Watch each creature progress through different life stages as they eat, grow, and learn in a natural setting. Surprising and captivating, this one-of-a-kind introduction to the crawlers and flyers just outside the door is a delight for nature lovers of all ages.