Sample
Brilliant Green: The Surprising History and Science of Plant Intelligence - Stefano Mancuso, Alessandra Viola

Brilliant Green: The Surprising History and Science of Plant Intelligence

Brilliant Green: The Surprising History and Science of Plant Intelligence

4.8 5 5 Author: Stefano Mancuso, Alessandra Viola Narrator: Mike Chamberlain
Audiobook.
Are plants intelligent? Can they solve problems, communicate, and navigate their surroundings? Or are they passive, incapable of independent action or social behavior? Philosophers and scientists have pondered these questions since ancient Greece, most often concluding that plants are unthinking and inert: they are too silent, too sedentary–just too different from us. Yet discoveries over the past fifty years have challenged these ideas, shedding new light on the extraordinary capabilities and complex interior lives of plants.

In Brilliant Green, Stefano Mancuso, a leading scientist and founder of the field of plant neurobiology, presents a new paradigm in our understanding of the vegetal world. Combining a historical perspective with the latest in plant science, Mancuso argues that, due to cultural prejudices and human arrogance, we continue to underestimate plants. In fact, they process information, sleep, remember, and signal to one another–showing that, far from passive machines, plants are intelligent and aware. Through a survey of plant capabilities from sight and touch to communication, Mancuso challenges our notion of intelligence, presenting a vision of plant life that is more sophisticated than most imagine.
Language: English Category: Non-Fiction Translator: Joan Benham

More information about the audiobook:

Publisher: Tantor Audio
Published: 2020-06-30
Length: 4H 36Min
ISBN: 9781705240861
Comments

Always have a good book lined up - Listen and read whenever you want

Read and listen to as many books as you like! Download books offline, listen to several books continuously, choose stories for your kids, or try out a book that you didn't thought you would like to listen to. The best book experience you'd ever had.

Free trial for 14 days