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Read "What a Plant Knows A Field Guide to the Senses" by Daniel Chamovitz available from Rakuten Kobo. Sign up today and get $5 off your first download. How does a Venus flytrap know when to snap shut? Can it actually feel an insect's tiny, spindly legs? And how do cherry blossoms know when. A captivating journey into the hidden lives of plants — from the colours they see to the Thoroughly updated from root to leaf, this revised edition of the groundbreaking What a Plant Knows includes new EBL ebooks online.
How does a Venus flytrap know when to snap shut? Can it actually feel an insect's tiny, spindly legs? And how do cherry blossoms know when to bloom? Can they actually remember the weather? For centuries we have collectively marveled at plant diversity and form—from Charles Darwin's early fascination with stems to Seymour Krelborn's distorted doting in Little Shop of Horrors. But now, in What a Plant Knows , the renowned biologist Daniel Chamovitz presents an intriguing and scrupulous look at how plants themselves experience the world—from the colors they see to the schedules they keep. Highlighting the latest research in genetics and more, he takes us into the inner lives 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.
Even a daffodil can detect when you're standing in its light, and a rhododendron knows when you're savaging its neighbor with the pruning shears. With deftness and clarity, Daniel Chamovitz introduces plants' equivalent of our senses, plus floral forms of memory and orientation. When you realize how much plants know, you may think twice before you bite them. This entertaining and educational book is filled with wondrous examples that underscore how the legacy of shared genomes enables plants and animals to respond to their environments.
You'll see plants in a new light after reading What a Plant Knows. Chamovitz is a master at translating the science of botany into the language of the layman. After reading this book you will never again walk innocently past a plant or reach insensitively for a leaf.
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This is his first book.
What a Plant Knows. Daniel Chamovitz. How does a Venus flytrap know when to snap shut?