What A Plant Knows
A Field Guide to the SensesBook - 2017
In What a Plant Knows, renowned biologist Daniel Chamovitz presents a beguiling exploration of how plants experience our shared Earth in terms of sight, smell, touch, hearing, memory, and even awareness. Combining cutting-edge research with lively storytelling, he explains the intimate details of plant behaviour, from how a willow tree knows when its neighbours have been commandeered by an army of ravenous beetles, and why an avocado ripens when you give it the company of a banana in a bag (it's the pheromones). And he settles the debate over whether the beloved basil on your kitchen windowsill cares whether you play Led Zeppelin or Bach.
Publisher: Brunswick, Victoria :, Scribe Publications,, 2017.
Edition: Revised edition.
Copyright Date: ©2017.
Characteristics: 201 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.