What a Plant Knows

Daniel Chamovitz
  • From the Publisher
April 27, 2012
Plants: they are all around us, and we rely on their prod­ucts every day in count­less ways. But how much are they aware of them­selves? How does a Venus fly­trap know when to snap shut around its prey? How do chrysan­the­mums know to bloom right before Mother’s Day? If a tree is being attacked by a preda­tor, can it warn its fel­low trees? And do plants real­ly care what music you make them lis­ten to? Renowned biol­o­gist Daniel Chamovitz explores the fas­ci­nat­ing world of plants in his delight­ful What a Plant Knows: A Field Guide to the Senses. 

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