The Secret Life of Plants: a Fascinating Account of the Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Relations Between Plants and Man

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ISBN: 0060915870
Release Date: 1989-03-08
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Author: Peter Tompkins
Publisher: Harper & Row, Publishers

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The Secret Life of Plants

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Author: Peter Tompkins

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Plant Secrets

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ISBN: 1580892051
Release Date: 2009-02-01
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Author: Emily Goodman
Publisher: Charlesbridge

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The Secret Life Of Plants

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ISBN: 9788129104939
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Number of pages: 416
Author: P Tompkins
Publisher: Rupa Publications

Download and read online The Secret Life Of Plants in PDF and EPUB Exploring the world of plant and its relation to mankind as revealed by the latest discoveries of scientists, The Secret Life of Plants includes remarkable information about plants as lie detectors and plants as ecological sentinels; it describes their ability to adapt to human wishes, their response to music, their curative power, and their ability to communicate with man.

The Secret Life of Plants

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ISBN: 9780060915872
Release Date: 1989-03-08
Number of pages: 416
Author: Peter Tompkins
Publisher: Harper Collins

Download and read online The Secret Life of Plants in PDF and EPUB The world of plants and its relation to mankind as revealed by the latest scientific discoveries. "Plenty of hard facts and astounding scientific and practical lore."--Newsweek

Seed to Seed

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ISBN: 9781408838112
Release Date: 2012-09-12
Number of pages: 320
Author: Nicholas Harberd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Download and read online Seed to Seed in PDF and EPUB Nicholas Harberd's narrative of the changing seasons has as its focus one tiny thale-cress plant in an East Anglian churchyard. He describes both what can be seen with the naked eye and the hidden molecular mechanisms that underlie it. He also tells the story of the last ten years of discovery in his own laboratory, as the team works to understand the genetic control of the growth of thale-cress. Part field notebook, part sketchbook, part diary, Seed to Seed is a dazzling evocation of the beauty of the natural world and an exhilarating explanation of the secret workings of plants.

The Secret Lives of Plants

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ISBN: 9781429679893
Release Date: 2012-01-01
Number of pages: 32
Author: Janet Slingerland
Publisher: Capstone Classroom

Download and read online The Secret Lives of Plants in PDF and EPUB "In graphic novel format, explores plant biology, including life cycle, photosynthesis, transpiration, respiration, and reproduction"--Provided by publisher.

Lab Girl

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ISBN: 9781101874943
Release Date: 2016-04-05
Number of pages: 304
Author: Hope Jahren
Publisher: Vintage

Download and read online Lab Girl in PDF and EPUB A New York Times 2016 Notable Book National Best Seller Named one of TIME magazine’s "100 Most Influential People" An Amazon Top 20 Best Book of 2016 A Washington Post Best Memoir of 2016 A TIME and Entertainment Weekly Best Book of 2016 So Far An illuminating debut memoir of a woman in science; a moving portrait of a longtime friendship; and a stunningly fresh look at plants that will forever change how you see the natural world Acclaimed scientist Hope Jahren has built three laboratories in which she’s studied trees, flowers, seeds, and soil. Her first book is a revelatory treatise on plant life—but it is also so much more. Lab Girl is a book about work, love, and the mountains that can be moved when those two things come together. It is told through Jahren’s remarkable stories: about her childhood in rural Minnesota with an uncompromising mother and a father who encouraged hours of play in his classroom’s labs; about how she found a sanctuary in science, and learned to perform lab work done “with both the heart and the hands”; and about the inevitable disappointments, but also the triumphs and exhilarating discoveries, of scientific work. Yet at the core of this book is the story of a relationship Jahren forged with a brilliant, wounded man named Bill, who becomes her lab partner and best friend. Their sometimes rogue adventures in science take them from the Midwest across the United States and back again, over the Atlantic to the ever-light skies of the North Pole and to tropical Hawaii, where she and her lab currently make their home. Jahren’s probing look at plants, her astonishing tenacity of spirit, and her acute insights on nature enliven every page of this extraordinary book. Lab Girl opens your eyes to the beautiful, sophisticated mechanisms within every leaf, blade of grass, and flower petal. Here is an eloquent demonstration of what can happen when you find the stamina, passion, and sense of sacrifice needed to make a life out of what you truly love, as you discover along the way the person you were meant to be.

The Hidden Life of Trees

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ISBN: 9781771642491
Release Date: 2016-09-13
Number of pages: 288
Author: Peter Wohlleben
Publisher: Greystone Books

Download and read online The Hidden Life of Trees in PDF and EPUB In The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben shares his deep love of woods and forests and explains the amazing processes of life, death, and regeneration he has observed in the woodland and the amazing scientific processes behind the wonders of which we are blissfully unaware. Much like human families, tree parents live together with their children, communicate with them, and support them as they grow, sharing nutrients with those who are sick or struggling and creating an ecosystem that mitigates the impact of extremes of heat and cold for the whole group. As a result of such interactions, trees in a family or community are protected and can live to be very old. In contrast, solitary trees, like street kids, have a tough time of it and in most cases die much earlier than those in a group. Drawing on groundbreaking new discoveries, Wohlleben presents the science behind the secret and previously unknown life of trees and their communication abilities; he describes how these discoveries have informed his own practices in the forest around him. As he says, a happy forest is a healthy forest, and he believes that eco-friendly practices not only are economically sustainable but also benefit the health of our planet and the mental and physical health of all who live on Earth.

The Cabaret of Plants

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ISBN: 9781847654014
Release Date: 2015-10-22
Number of pages: 374
Author: Richard Mabey
Publisher: Profile Books

Download and read online The Cabaret of Plants in PDF and EPUB In The Cabaret of Plants, Mabey explores the plant species which have challenged our imaginations, awoken our wonder, and upturned our ideas about history, science, beauty and belief. Picked from every walk of life, they encompass crops, weeds, medicines, religious gathering-places and a water lily named after a queen. Beginning with pagan cults and creation myths, the cultural significance of plants has burst upwards, sprouting into forms as diverse as the panacea (the cure-all plant ginseng, a single root of which can cost up to $10,000), Newton's apple, the African 'vegetable elephant' or boabab - and the mystical, night-flowering Amazonian cactus, the moonflower. Ranging widely across science, art and cultural history, poetry and personal experience, Mabey puts plants centre stage, and reveals a true botanical cabaret, a world of tricksters, shape-shifters and inspired problem-solvers, as well as an enthralled audience of romantics, eccentric amateur scientists and transgressive artists. The Cabaret of Plants celebrates the idea that plants are not simply 'the furniture of the planet', but vital, inventive, individual beings worthy of respect - and that to understand this may be the best way of preserving life together on Earth.

The Secret Teachings of Plants

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ISBN: 9781591430353
Release Date: 2004-10-27
Number of pages: 336
Author: Stephen Harrod Buhner
Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

Download and read online The Secret Teachings of Plants in PDF and EPUB Advocates the use of an intuitive cognition in order to discover plants' medicinal and nutritional purposes, including discussions of the scientific model's limits and how, once cultivated, it can be applied to disciplines such as medicine.

Roots of Evil

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ISBN: 0552100722
Release Date: 1976-01-01
Number of pages: 191
Author: Carlos Cassaba

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The Private Lives of Plants

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ISBN: 1628971169
Release Date: 2015-11-03
Number of pages: 133
Author: Lee C. Lee

Download and read online The Private Lives of Plants in PDF and EPUB The Private Life of Plants is about the ways in which desire can both worsen and mitigate our flaws. We meet amputee sons whose mothers cart them from brothel to brothel; we meet brothers who love their brother's lovers, and whose lovers in turn are stolen away by the husbands of their sisters. Sexuality in all its ugliness and wonder is put under the microscope by Lee Seung-U, who reminds us that love may come in various forms, but that it is, nonetheless, a force that unifies us all . . . whether we like it or not.

Primary Perception

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ISBN: 0966435435
Release Date: 2003-01-01
Number of pages: 168
Author: Cleve Backster

Download and read online Primary Perception in PDF and EPUB This is the only book by Cleve Backster himself, describing 36 years of research in biocommunication, observed electrical responses in plant life and other living organisms. All life forms have the capability of responding to one another, from plants and bacteria to foods and animal cells. Most amazing is his work with human leukocytes. These discoveries have opened up a new paradigm in science, ecology and healing.

What a Plant Knows

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ISBN: 9781780740621
Release Date: 2012-01-05
Number of pages: 224
Author: Daniel Chamovitz
Publisher: Oneworld Publications

Download and read online What a Plant Knows in PDF and EPUB How does a Venus flytrap know when to snap shut? Can an orchid get jet lag? Does a tomato plant feel pain when you pluck a fruit from its vines? And does your favourite fern care whether you play Bach or the Beatles? Combining cutting-edge research with lively storytelling, biologist Daniel Chamovitz explores how plants experience our shared Earth – through sight, smell, touch, hearing, memory, and even awareness. Whether you are a green thumb, a science buff, a vegetarian, or simply a nature lover, this rare inside look at the life of plants will surprise and delight.

Anatomy Of A Rose

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ISBN: 0786730994
Release Date: 2009-04-24
Number of pages: 232
Author: Sharman Apt Russell
Publisher: Basic Books

Download and read online Anatomy Of A Rose in PDF and EPUB In Anatomy of a Rose, Sharman Apt Russell eloquently unveils the "inner life" of flowers, showing them to be more individual, more enterprising, and more responsive than we ever imagined. From their diverse fragrances to their nasty deceptions, Russell proves that, where nature is concerned, "wonder is not only our starting point; it can also be our destination." Throughout this botanical journey, she reveals that the science behind these intelligent plants--how they evolved, how they survive, how they heal--is even more awe-inspiring than their fleeting beauty. Russell helps us imagine what a field of snapdragons looks like to a honeybee; she introduces us to flowers that regulate their own temperature, attract pollinating bats, even smell like a rotting corpse.In this poetic rumination, which combines graceful writing with a scientist's clarity, Russell brings together the work of botanists around the globe, and illuminates a world at once familiar and exotic.

The Secret Life of Bees

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ISBN: 9780755385171
Release Date: 2011-02-03
Number of pages: 225
Author: Sue Monk Kidd
Publisher: Hachette UK

Download and read online The Secret Life of Bees in PDF and EPUB Sue Monk Kidd's internationally bestselling first novel THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES has delighted many millions of readers around the world. 'Charming, funny, moving' The Times; 'A wonderful book, by turns sad, full of incident and shot through with grown-up magic reminiscent of Joanne Harris' Daily Telegraph Lily has grown up believing she accidentally killed her mother when she was four. She not only has her own memory of holding the gun, but her father's account of the event. Now fourteen, she yearns for her mother, and for forgiveness. Living on a peach farm in South Carolina with her father, she has only one friend: Rosaleen, a black servant whose sharp exterior hides a tender heart. South Carolina in the sixties is a place where segregation is still considered a cause worth fighting for. When racial tension explodes one summer afternoon, and Rosaleen is arrested and beaten, Lily is compelled to act. Fugitives from justice and from Lily's harsh and unyielding father, they follow a trail left by the woman who died ten years before. Finding sanctuary in the home of three beekeeping sisters, Lily starts a journey as much about her understanding of the world, as about the mystery surrounding her mother.

Opera omnia

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ISBN: OCLC:316943753
Release Date: 1964
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Author: Galen

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