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What a Plant Knows: A Field Guide To The Senses Of Your Garden - And Beyond Paperback – 7 Mar 2013

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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications; Reprint edition (7 Mar. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1851689702
  • ISBN-13: 978-1851689705
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 1.4 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 36 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 116,897 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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."

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'A fascinating book that explores accessibly the evidence that plants share more properties with animals than most people appreciate. It may come as a relief to vegetarians to learn that plants do not feel pain or suffer, in the human sense, when harvested. Nevertheless, after reading What a Plant Knows, we wanted to apologize to our daffodils for the times when our shadows have shielded them from the Sun.' John and Mary Gribbin, authors of The Flower Hunters 'Chamovitz walks the Homo sapien reader right into the shoes - or I should say roots - of the plant world. After reading this book you will never again walk innocently past a plant or reach insensitively for a leaf. You will marvel and be haunted by a plant's sensory attributes and the shared genes between the plant and animal kingdoms.' Elisabeth Tova Bailey, author of The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating 'What a Plant Knows is lively, eloquent, scientifically accurate, and easy-to-read - I commend this engaging text to all who wonder about life on Earth, and seek a compelling introduction to the lives of plants revealed through centuries of careful scientific experimentation.' Professor Stephen D. Hopper, Director, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew 'Just as his groundbreaking research uncovered connections between the plant and animal kingdoms, Daniel Chamovitz's insights in What a Plant Knows transcend the world of plants. You'll see plants in a new light after reading this book.' Gloria Coruzzi, Professor of Biology, New York University 'Just like us, a plant that aspires to win the rat race must exploit its environment. Even a rhododendron knows when you're savaging its neighbour with the pruning shears. With deftness and clarity, Chamovitz introduces plants' equivalents of our senses, plus fl oral forms of memory and orientation. When you realize how much plants know, you may think twice before you bite them!' Hannah Holmes, author of Suburban Safari

‘Thick with eccentric plant experiments and astonishing plant science… delightful.’ Sunday Times

'This beautiful reframing of the botanical… reveals the extent and kind of [plant] awareness through a bumper crop of research.'
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"Elegantly written... Chamovitz lets us see plants in a new light, one which reveals their true wonder." Guardian ‘intriguing’ Gardens Illustrated

“This elegantly written account of plant biology will change the way you see your garden… Chamovitz lets us see plants in a new light, one which reveals their true wonder.”
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“An intriguing and scientific — but easy to read — look at how plants experience life.”
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