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The Secret Life of Plants (1973)
by Peter Tompkins, Christopher Bird
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This influential book was a New York Times best seller for a long time.
"Once in a while you find a book that stuns you." You can say that again. "Once in a while you find a book that stuns you."
Fantastic book, scientifically based. After you read this book, you will never look at life in the same way again.
Thought provoking and eye-opening. There is a lot more to plants than most people think. Wonderful organisms plants are.
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Explore the inner world of plants and its fascinating relation to mankind, as uncovered by the latest discoveries of science. A perennial bestseller. In this truly revolutionary and beloved work, drawn from remarkable research, Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird cast light on the rich psychic universe of plants. Now available in a new edition, The Secret Life of Plants explores plants' response to human care and nurturing, their ability to communicate with man, plants' surprising reaction to music, their lie-detection abilities, their creative powers, and much more. Tompkins and Bird's classic book affirms the depth of humanity's relationship with nature and adds special urgency to the cause of protecting the environment that nourishes us.
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Melvil Decimal System (DDC)581Natural sciences and mathematics Plants Specific topics in natural history of plants
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If you love plants, this book will likely make you cringe hearing about the cruel scientific experiments on plants. And if you don't love plants, this book may make you think that all of us who love plants are a bit crazy. ( )