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

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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

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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 Publishing

ISBN: 1408838117

Category: Science

Page: 320

View: 737

Nicholas Harberd's narrative of the changing seasons has as its focus one tiny thale-cress plant in an East Anglian 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 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: 259

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


The Secret Life Of Nature

To these are added recent studies by naturalists and scientists that support the view that nature spirits are, in fact, not only real, but crucial transformers and manipulators of primordial energy within the natural world.

Author: Peter Tompkins

Publisher:

ISBN: 9788129114440

Category:

Page: 228

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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: 686

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.

The Secret Lives of Plants

"In graphic novel format, explores plant biology, including life cycle, photosynthesis, transpiration, respiration, and reproduction"--Provided by publisher.

Author: Janet Slingerland

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1429676868

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 741

"In graphic novel format, explores plant biology, including life cycle, photosynthesis, transpiration, respiration, and reproduction"--Provided by publisher.

The Life of Plants

In this highly original book, Emanuele Coccia argues that, as the very creator of atmosphere, plants occupy the fundamental position from which we should analyze all elements of life.

Author: Emanuele Coccia

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 9781509531530

Category: Philosophy

Page: 176

View: 599

We barely talk about them and seldom know their names. Philosophy has always overlooked them; even biology considers them as mere decoration on the tree of life. And yet plants give life to the Earth: they produce the atmosphere that surrounds us and they are the origin of the oxygen that animates us. Plants embody the most direct, elementary connection that life can establish with the world. In this book, philosopher Emanuele Coccia argues that, as the very creator of atmosphere, plants occupy the fundamental position from which we should analyze all elements of life. From this standpoint, we can no longer perceive the world as a simple collection of objects or a universal space containing all things, but as the site of a veritable metaphysical mixture. One implication of Coccia’s claim is that since the atmosphere of life is rendered possible through plants alone, life only perpetuates itself through the very circle of consumption undertaken by plants. In other words, life exists only insofar as it consumes other life, removing any moral or ethical considerations from the equation. In contrast to trends of thought which discuss nature and the cosmos in general terms, Coccia’s account brings the infinitely small together with the infinitely big, offering a radical redefinition of the place of humanity within the realm of life. Faced as we are with ever more complex and urgent ecological questions, this path-breaking account of the life of plants will appeal not only to students and scholars of philosophy but to a wide range of readers interested in our relation to the natural world.

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: 200

'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.


Flora

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 ...

Author:

Publisher: DK

ISBN: 9781465474506

Category: Nature

Page: 440

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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.


Unravelling the Secret Life of Plant Roots

The book considers relevance of subject matter and conclusions to conservation and cultivation of plants.

Author: John Pate

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781760800208

Category:

Page:

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Roots are truly amazing structures. They show great flexibility when exploring and exploiting soil substrates of uneven penetrability and availability of water and nutrients, yet also possess highly ordered architectures and anatomical features which may turn out to be as diagnostic of a species as any attribute based on aboveg-round parts. The book provides case studies of structural and functional qualities of roots of species from the biodiverse ecosystems of south west Western Australia, and views these in the context of survival in nutrient-poor soils, continued threat of fire and extreme seasonal fluctuations in temperature and water availability. Among a range of issues considered in the volume are examinations of: Roots in symbiosis with nitrogen-fixing organisms and mycorrhizal fungi Roots of parasitic species capable of extracting water and solutes from transport channels of their hosts Cluster roots adept at sourcing sparingly available nutrient resources, and Recently discovered cases amongst eucalypts whose specialised roots, in probable cooperation with microbes, generate compacted layers of clay and/or carbonates in their rooting catchments These examples, discussed alongside accounts of how roots and shoots interact in their respective inputs of photosynthate and water, comprise fascinating commentaries on how plants perform under exacting natural conditions and in comparison to the cossetted systems one finds under agriculture, horticulture, forestry and gardening. The book considers relevance of subject matter and conclusions to conservation and cultivation of plants.



Secrets of the Soil

Explores scientific and mystical developments that renew and enhance the soil, among them rock dust fertilizer, biodynamic agriculture, and other highly unusual fertilizers

Author: Peter Tompkins

Publisher: Harpercollins

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 444

View: 544

Explores scientific and mystical developments that renew and enhance the soil, among them rock dust fertilizer, biodynamic agriculture, and other highly unusual fertilizers