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Mancuso, Stefano

Works: 49 works in 193 publications in 6 languages and 4,595 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  Educational films  Internet videos  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
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Most widely held works by Stefano Mancuso
Rhythms in plants : phenomenology, mechanisms, and adaptive significance by Stefano Mancuso( )

29 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This second edition of a well-received book focuses on rhythmic behaviour in plants, which regulates all developmental and adaptive responses and can thus be regarded as quintessential to life itself. The chapters provide a timely update on recent advances in this field and comprehensively summarize the current state of knowledge concerning the molecular and physiological mechanisms behind circadian and ultradian oscillations in plants, their physiological implications for growth and development and adaptive responses to a dynamic environment. Written by a diverse group of leading researchers, the book will spark the interest of readers from many branches of science: from physicists and chemists wishing to learn about the multi-faceted rhythms in plants, to biologists and ecologists involved in the state-of-the-art modelling of complex rhythmic phenomena
Brilliant green : the surprising history and science of plant intelligence by Stefano Mancuso( )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, a leading plant scientist offers a new understanding of the botanical world and a passionate argument for intelligent plant life. Are plants intelligent? Can they solve problems, communicate, and navigate their surroundings? 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 Brilliant Green, 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, Brilliant Green is an engaging and passionate examination of the inner workings of the plant kingdom
Communication in plants : neuronal aspects of plant life by F Baluška( )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Authors from diverse backgrounds such as molecular and cellular biology, electrophysiology, as well as ecology treat the most important aspects of plant communication, including the plant immune system, abilities of plants to recognize self, signal transduction, receptors, plant neurotransmitters and plant neurophysiology. Further, plants are able to recognize the identity of herbivores and organize the defence responses accordingly. The similarities in animal and plant neuronal/immune systems are discussed too. All these hidden aspects of plant life and behaviour will stimulate further intense investigations in order to understand the communicative plants in their whole complexity. (Midwest)
Signaling in plants by Stefano Mancuso( )

20 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book addresses diverse aspects of signaling at all levels of plant organization, starting from single molecules; through vesicle recycling and organelles, dynamic actin cytoskeletons, and plant organs bending in response to sensory stimuli induced by abiotic cues such as gravity and light; up to the whole organism as related to its circadian clock or pathogen defense. Emphasis is placed on the integrative aspects of signaling, which foster our understanding of sensory and communicative plants in all their complexity
Measuring roots : an updated approach by Stefano Mancuso( )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and German and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roots represent half of the plant body -- and arguably the more interesting half. Despite its obvious importance for the whole plant, until recently our knowledge of the root apparatus was very limited, mostly due to the inadequacy of the techniques available. Recent advances in the visualization and measurement of roots have resulted in significant progress in our understanding of root architecture, growth and behaviour. In this book international experts highlight the most advanced techniques, both lab and field methods, and discuss them in detail. Measuring Roots combines academic and pract
Waterlogging signalling and tolerance in plants by Stefano Mancuso( )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Waterlogging is a major problem for plant cultivation in many regions of the world. This book combines both academic and practical aspects of this topic. Based on recent progress in cell and molecular biology, various facets of waterlogging signalling and tolerance are addressed, starting from the molecular level, through membrane transport, cells and plant organs, up to the whole organism. Leading scientists contribute 13 chapters grouped into the following main parts: whole-plant regulation, intracellular signalling, membrane transporters in waterlogging tolerance and agronomical and environmental aspects. This work offers a universal handbook for any researcher or agronomist interested in the impact of waterlogging in plants."--Publisher's website
The revolutionary genius of plants : a new understanding of plant intelligence and behavior by Stefano Mancuso( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Do plants have intelligence? Do they have memory? Are they better problem solvers than people? Plants make up 80 percent of the weight of all living things on earth, and yet it is easy to forget that these innocuous, beautiful organisms are responsible for not only the air we breathe, but for many of our modern comforts: our medicine, food, even our fossil fuels. Now, Stefano Mancuso, one of the world's foremost experts on plant neurobiology, reveals the surprisingly sophisticated ability of plants to innovate, to remember, and to learn, highlighting the creative solutions plants offer to the most vexing technological and ecological problems that face us today. Despite not having brains or central nervous systems, plants perceive their surroundings with an even greater sensitivity than animals. They efficiently explore and react promptly to potentially damaging external events thanks to their cooperative, shared systems; without any central command centers, they are able to remember prior catastrophic events and to actively adapt to new ones. [This book] is packed with eye-opening research that makes it more and more clear how remarkable our fellow inhabitants on this planet really are. on this planet really are. Consider the Victoria amazonica, whose leaf arrangement allows it to grow to more than two feet in diameter while floating on water, a unique construction that has inspired the design of numerous landmark human structures, from Victorian London's Crystal Palace to Eero Saarinen's graceful Terminal 5 at New York's JFK airport. Or, the tree genus Acacia in Africa and Latin America, which uses its addictive extrafloral nectar to mobilize an army of ants in its defense against predators, even those as large as an elephant. Or, the Boquila trifoliolata--the most accomplished mimic in nature--a vine that can change the size, shape, and color of its leaves to copy the leaves of the host species it climbs, even mimicking two or three other types of leaves at the same time. Making the complicated science of plants wonderfully accessible, The Revolutionary Genius of Plants opens our minds to a new understanding of life on earth."--Dust jacket
TEDTalks : Stefano Mancuso - The Roots of Plant Intelligence( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plants behave in some oddly intelligent ways: fighting predators, maximizing food opportunities ... But can we think of them as actually having a form of intelligence of their own? Italian botanist Stefano Mancuso presents intriguing evidence
Des hommes qui aiment les plantes : histoires de savants du monde végétal by Stefano Mancuso( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in Italian and French and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Intelligenz der Pflanzen by Stefano Mancuso( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in German and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aus Liebe zu den Pflanzen Geschichten von Entdeckern, die die Welt veränderten by Stefano Mancuso( Book )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in German and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ein neuer Blick für die Natur, leidenschaftliche Aufmerksamkeit und Forschergeist können unsere Vorstellung von der Welt verändern. Der Biologe Stefano Mancuso lässt in seinem neuen Buch Botaniker, Genetiker und Philosophen, aber auch Landwirte und schlichte Liebhaber aus fünf Jahrhunderten Revue passieren, denen aus inbrünstiger Beschäftigung mit der Welt der Pflanzen entscheidende Entdeckungen gelangen.#x15;Da ist George Washington Carver, der als erster Schwarzer an einer Universität studiert und die Amerikaner von der Essbarkeit der Erdnuss überzeugt. Oder Nikolai Wawilow, der Russland durch eine gigantische Samenbank Nahrungssicherheit schenken will - und selbst in einem Gefängnis Stalins verhungert. Darwin entwickelt eine "Theorie zum Wurzelgehirn"; Leonardo da Vinci studiert, wie Blätter Sonnenlicht einfangen; Goethe ist, auf der Suche nach der Urpflanze, dem einheitlichen Organisationsplan des Lebens auf der Spur.#x15;Wahre "Amateure" sind sie alle, die als "liebende Forscher" einen neuen Blick wagten und damit zu Pionieren wurden. Mancusos inspirierende Anthologie der Begeisterung und zugleich selbst ein überzeugendes Plädoyer dafür, die Naturforschung aus den Händen der Molekularbiologen zu erretten. In diesem Buch stellt Stefano Mancuso Entdecker vor, die sich den Pflanzen mit Leidenschaft gewidmet haben - eine inspirierende Anthologie, ein Geschenk für jeden Naturliebhaber
L'intelligence des plantes by Stefano Mancuso( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in French and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les plantes sont-elles intelligentes ? Oui, et bien plus que nous ne pourrions l'imaginer, nous répond Stefano Mancuso. Savant de renommée mondiale, fondateur de la neurobiologie végétale, il est le premier à avoir démontré que, comme tous les êtres vivants, les plantes discernent formes et couleurs, mémorisent des données, communiquent. Elles ont une personnalité et développent une forme de vie sociale basée sur l'entraide et l'échange. Véritable manifeste écologique, ce livre pionnier, qui a bénéficié d'une reconnaissance internationale, nous plonge dans un incroyable voyage au cœur du monde végétal. Un monde qui, en formant plus de 99% de la biomasse, s'avère aujourd'hui indispensable pour l'humanité. Car si les plantes peuvent très bien vivre sans nous, nous ne survivrions pas longtemps sans elles ! À l'heure où l'on recherche d'autres modes de vie, où les ressources naturelles s'épuisent, nous avons tout à apprendre du monde végétal dont dépendent la survie et l'avenir de l'homme. [4ème de couv.]
Plantenrevolutie : hoe planten onze toekomst bepalen by Stefano Mancuso( Book )

5 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in Italian and Dutch and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wetenschappelijke beschouwing over diverse vaardigheden van planten en hun vermogen om zich aan te passen aan veranderingen, en wat wij daar als mensen van kunnen leren
Verde brillante : sensibilità e intelligenza del mondo vegetale by Stefano Mancuso( Book )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in Italian and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le piante sono esseri intelligenti? Partendo da questa semplice domanda Stefano Mancuso e Alessandra Viola conducono il lettore in un inconsueto e affascinante viaggio intorno al mondo vegetale. In generale, le piante potrebbero benissimo vivere senza di noi. Noi invece senza di loro ci estingueremmo in breve tempo. Eppure persino nella nostra lingua, e in quasi tutte le altre, espressioni come vegetare o essere un vegetale sono passate a indicare condizioni di vita ridotte ai minimi termini. Vegetale a chi?... Se le piante potessero parlare, forse sarebbe questa una delle prime domande che ci farebbero
Briljant groen : de intelligentie van planten by Stefano Mancuso( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in Dutch and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historisch-wetenschappelijke beschouwing over de veranderende positie van planten in het geheel van alle levende organismen door hun vaardigheden en intelligentie
Pflanzenrevolution Wie die Pflanzen unsere Zukunft erfinden by Stefano Mancuso( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in German and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Wurzeln des guten Geschmacks Warum sich Köche und Bauern verbünden müssen by Stefano Mancuso( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in German and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biodiversi by Stefano Mancuso( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in Italian and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zhi wu bi ni xiang de geng cong ming : zhi wu zhi neng de tan suo zhi lü by Stefano Mancuso( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in Chinese and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The revolutionary genius of plants : a new understanding of plant intelligence and behavior by Stefano Mancuso( Recording )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every chapter bubbles over with Stefano Mancuso's infectious love for plants and for the eye-opening research that makes it more and more clear how remarkable our fellow inhabitants on this planet really are. In his hands, complicated science is wonderfully accessible, and he has loaded the book with gorgeous photographs that make for an unforgettable listening experience. It will open the doors to a new understanding of life on earth
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Alternative Names
Mancuso, S.

Mancuso, S. 1971-

Mancuso, Stefano

Stefano Mancuso plant neurobiologist

만쿠소, 스테파노

マンクーゾ, ステファノ

English (112)

German (16)

Italian (16)

French (5)

Dutch (3)

Chinese (2)