What a Plant Knows

A Field Guide to the Sense
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What a Plant Knows
Bindwijze: Hardcover


  • Engels
  • 192 pagina's
  • Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
  • mei 2012
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How does a Venus flytrap know when to snap shut? Can it feel an insect's spindly legs? How do flowers know when it's spring? Can they actually remember the weather? And do they care if you play them Led Zeppelin or Bach? From Darwin's early fascination with stems and vines to Little Shop of Horrors , we have always marvelled at plant diversity and form. Now, in What a Plant Knows , the renowned biologist Daniel Chamovitz presents an intriguing and refreshing look at how plants experience the world. Highlighting the latest research in plant science, he takes us into the lives of different types of plants, and draws parallels with the human senses to reveal that we have much more in common with sunflowers and oak trees than we may realize. He explains how a willow knows when its neighbours have been taken over by a group of hungry beetles, and why an avocado will ripen in a paper bag with a banana (it's the pheromones). He shows how plants know up from down, and settles the debate, once and for all, over whether or not plants appreciate that music you've been playing. Covering touch, sound, smell, sight, and even memory, Chamovitz considers whether it's too much to ask if plants are aware.

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Auteur Daniel Chamovitz, Chamovitz
Soort Met illustraties
Taal Engels
Afmetingen 23x210x140 mm
Gewicht 308,00 gram
ISBN10 0374288739
ISBN13 9780374288730

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