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The revolutionary genius of plants : a new understanding of plant intelligence and behavior

Author: Stefano Mancuso; Vanessa Di Stefano
Publisher: New York, NY : Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Atria books hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stefano Mancuso; Vanessa Di Stefano
ISBN: 9781501187858 1501187856
OCLC Number: 1048600309
Language Note: In English; translated from the Italian.
Notes: "August 2018"--Title page verso.
"Originally published in Italy in 2017 by Giunti Editore S.p.A. as Plant Revolution : le piante hanno già inventato il nostro futuro"--Title page verso.
Description: xii, 225 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Memories without a brain --
Moving without muscles --
The sublime art of mimesis --
Green democracies --
The capsicophagous and other slaves of plants --
Archiplants --
Living without freshwater --
From plants to plantoids --
Space plants.
Other Titles: Plant revolution.
New understanding of plant intelligence and behavior
Responsibility: Stefano Mancuso ; English translation by Vanessa Di Stefano.

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