Mancuso, Stefano and Alessandra Viola.

In this book, a leading plant scientist offers a new understanding of the botanical world and a passionate argument for intelligent plant life. For centuries, philosophers and scientists have argued that plants are unthinking and inert, yet discoveries over the past fifty years have challenged this idea, shedding new light on the complex interior lives of plants. In this book, leading scientist Stefano Mancuso presents a new paradigm in our understanding of the vegetal world. He argues that plants process information, sleep, remember, and signal to one another – showing that, far from passive machines, plants are intelligent and aware. Part botany lesson, part manifesto, this book is an engaging and passionate examination of the inner workings of the plant kingdom.

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Island Press,  2015.  192 pages,  paperback, 20 black and white illustrations

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Weight 310 g