- On the »intelligence« and unexpected capabilities of plants
- All about plant symbiosis, cooperation, and communication
- Their survival strategies as a model and resource for environmental and climate issues
Extent: 160 pages
Format: 13 cm x 19.5 cm
Right sold: All rights available22,00 EUR
Since the turn of the Millennium, there has been a steadily growing interest in exploring the abilities of plants. Their capabilities often equal, and at times even exceed, those of humans or animals. Plants cannot change their location therefore they change the environment around them if necessary. They stand still next to their peers and make no sound, but their inner life is full of secrets. This book unveils some of these plant secrets. Starting with the single-cell organisms of the primeval ocean, the author takes us on a journey exploring the evolution of the plant realm. She talks about the skills and capabilities the green beings needed in order to survive, their ground-breaking achievements in repopulation, their methods of symbiosis, cooperation, and communication with each other, about the constantly renewing survival strategies they develop, and how they pass on life information to their descendants. The realm of plants is also a valuable resource in the context of current issues such as climate change or soil and air pollution. Felicia Molenkamp Graduate biologist. In her "KräuterSchule" (School of Herbs) she offers herb and tree walks, wilderness cooking classes, lectures on the pharmacology of domestic plants, and seminars for naturopaths.