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What a Plant Knows: A Field Guide to the Senses
 
 
Author
Daniel Chamovitz.
Publisher Scientific American  
Format paperback
ISBN 9780374533885
Pages/Publication Date 177/2013
Daedalus Item Code 38718
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The director of the Manna Center for Plant Biosciences at Tel Aviv University, Daniel Chamovitz conducts this fascinating inside look at what life is really like for the grass we walk on, the flowers we sniff, and the trees we climb. He shows how plants know up from down, how they sense when a neighbor has been infested by hungry beetles, and whether they're likely to prefer Led Zeppelin or Bach. In explaining how plants experience the world, Chamovitz draws parallels with the human senses to reveal that we have much more in common with sunflowers and oak trees than we may realize.

"Plants may be brainless, eyeless and devoid of senses as we know them, but they have a rudimentary 'awareness,' says biologist Daniel Chamovitz. In this beautiful reframing of the botanical, he reveals the extent and kind of that awareness through a bumper crop of research."—Nature

"Of the dozens of books I read in 2012, several stand out. But there's one I keep coming back to, thumbing through it, letting people know about it. It's Daniel Chamovitz's What A Plant Knows: A Field Guide to the Senses.... It's incredibly interesting material, presented in an entertaining and fun way—in about only 140 pages. What A Plant Knows is a nice fit on my shelf of gardening books—and that's where it will stay. Although I've recommended the book to several people, I've ungraciously not let them borrow my copy. I fear I won't get it back."—Chicago Tribune, Favorite Books of 2012

 
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