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

View: 267

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: 581

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 Secret Life of Plants

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

Author: Peter Tompkins

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780140039306

Category: Plants

Page: 340

View: 354

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 Private Life of Plants

""This is David Attenborough at his best . . .Full of delights and surprises, even for those who thought they knew about the seemingly passive green world around us.

Author: David Attenborough

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Botany

Page: 320

View: 397

Without plants, there would be no food, no animals of any sorts, no life on earth at all. Yet for most of the time their lives remain a secret to us, hidden, private events. The reason is merely a difference of time. Plants live on a different time-scale from ours. Though not obviously to the naked eye, they are constantly on the move: developing, fighting, avoiding or exploiting predators or neighbours, struggling to find food, to increase their territories, to reproduce themselves, to find and hold a place in the sun. We only need to learn to look. In this book, and his BBC television series, David Attenborough does look. He examines in turn the great trials of plant life the world over: 1 Travelling 2 Growing 3 Flowering 4 The Social Struggle 5 Living Together 6 Surviving David Attenborough shows us the natural world and how it works, with a clarity and infectious enthusiasm that few other writers or film-makers ahve matched. One of the most successful teachers of the late 20th century, his books and films are consistently of the highest quality. The Private Life of Plants is central to his work, the background to all that he has studied so far. Given this fascinating new view of vegetable life, anything that grows on soil or rock or water, in open country or the smallest garden, suddenly it seems quite different: less gentle altogether, in restless motion night and day, locked in the endless competition necessary for survivial. ""This is David Attenborough at his best . . .Full of delights and surprises, even for those who thought they knew about the seemingly passive green world around us."" Professor Grenville Lucas Keeper of the Herbarium and Library, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

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: 99

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

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: 645

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 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: 959

'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 Life of Houseplants

They eventually understood that it's a sort of remote resonance based on
quantum effects.” “So they no longer depended on the plants?” “Although they
now understood the mechanism, they could not recreate it. It's like life. If we could
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Publisher: Carlos Marin Delgado

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Secrets of the Soil

This book,a fascinating companion to The Secret Life of Plants by the same authors, tells the story of the innovative, nontraditional, often surprising things that certain scientists, farmers, and mystics are doing to prevent the slow ...

Author: Peter Tompkins

Publisher: books catalog

ISBN: 9788129105639

Category: Agricultural ecology

Page: 472

View: 263

This book,a fascinating companion to The Secret Life of Plants by the same authors, tells the story of the innovative, nontraditional, often surprising things that certain scientists, farmers, and mystics are doing to prevent the slow degradation of our planet. For example, using the techniques of Rudolf Steiner s biodynamic agriculture with its reliance on ethereal forces from the planets,Dan Carlson s growth stimulating Sonic Bloom, and rock dust fertilizer to revitalize depleted soils; or gardening with the help of truly amazing new technologies to reverse serious agricultural problems.The authors illustrate,in a truly enlightening and convincing manner, the pivotal role that the natural elements play in ourlives, and the necessity of cultivating and sustaining a relationship with one most basic of them the soil.


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: 173

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.

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: 904

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 Your Microbiome

plants display coordinated motions that are unrelated to the light source as in the
classic motion of sunflowers following the sun. As corn plants were separated
from each other, their coordination declined. The researchers theorize that plants
 ...

Author: Susan Prescott

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1771422416

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 384

View: 103

Written with pace, clarity, and humor by world-renowned scientists in immunology, nutrition, and environmental health, The Secret Life of Your Microbiome makes the irrefutable case that our health and happiness depends fundamentally on the health of our personal biodiversity and the biodiversity around us, and shows how we can nurture this nature.

The Secret Life of the Forest

surface of the world. It was the culmination of hundreds of millions of years of
evolution, and it was able to stand on its own, above the other plants, because it
embodied a woody structure that supported it in its upward struggle toward the ...

Author: Richard M. Ketchum

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Forest ecology

Page: 108

View: 120

An illustrated explanation of woodland ecology with emphasis on the structure and importance of the tree.