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The Resource Brilliant green : the surprising history and science of plant intelligence, Stefano Mancuso and Alessandra Viola ; translated by Joan Benham ; foreword by Michael Pollan

Brilliant green : the surprising history and science of plant intelligence, Stefano Mancuso and Alessandra Viola ; translated by Joan Benham ; foreword by Michael Pollan

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Brilliant green : the surprising history and science of plant intelligence
Title
Brilliant green
Title remainder
the surprising history and science of plant intelligence
Statement of responsibility
Stefano Mancuso and Alessandra Viola ; translated by Joan Benham ; foreword by Michael Pollan
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Contributor
Author
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Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
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
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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
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Writing style
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10411426
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YDXCP
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Mancuso, Stefano
Dewey number
581.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
Translation of: Verde brillante
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Viola, Alessandra
  • Benham, Joan
  • Pollan, Michael
  • Mancuso, Stefano
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  • Plant physiology
  • Plants
  • Plants
  • Plants
  • Plant physiology
  • Plants
  • Botanik
  • Växtfysiologi
  • Assimilation (botanik)
Target audience
adult
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the surprising history and science of plant intelligence
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Label
Brilliant green : the surprising history and science of plant intelligence, Stefano Mancuso and Alessandra Viola ; translated by Joan Benham ; foreword by Michael Pollan
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-173)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • A problem of tempos
  • Life without plants : impossible
  • The senses of plants. Sight
  • Smell
  • Taste
  • Touch
  • Hearing
  • --and fifteen other senses!
  • Communication in plants. Communication inside the plant
  • Communication between plants
  • The root of the problem. Plants and the great monotheistic religions
  • Communication between plants and animals
  • Plant intelligence. Can we speak of "plant intelligence?"
  • What can we learn from artificial intelligence?
  • Intelligence unites, it doesn't divide
  • Charles Darwin and the intelligence of plants
  • Each plant is a living Internet network
  • A swarm of roots
  • The aliens are here : plant intelligence as a model for understanding extraterrestrial intelligence
  • Plants' sleep
  • The plant world according to writers and philosophers
  • The fathers of botany : Linnaeus and Darwin
  • Humans are the most evolved beings on the planet. Or are they?
  • Plants : always second fiddle
  • The plant : a stranger. Euglena versus paramecium : an even match?
  • Five hundred million years ago
  • A plant is a colony
Control code
ocn896601415
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
English edition.
Extent
xiii, 173 pages
Isbn
9781610916035
Lccn
2014956813
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)896601415
Label
Brilliant green : the surprising history and science of plant intelligence, Stefano Mancuso and Alessandra Viola ; translated by Joan Benham ; foreword by Michael Pollan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-173)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • A problem of tempos
  • Life without plants : impossible
  • The senses of plants. Sight
  • Smell
  • Taste
  • Touch
  • Hearing
  • --and fifteen other senses!
  • Communication in plants. Communication inside the plant
  • Communication between plants
  • The root of the problem. Plants and the great monotheistic religions
  • Communication between plants and animals
  • Plant intelligence. Can we speak of "plant intelligence?"
  • What can we learn from artificial intelligence?
  • Intelligence unites, it doesn't divide
  • Charles Darwin and the intelligence of plants
  • Each plant is a living Internet network
  • A swarm of roots
  • The aliens are here : plant intelligence as a model for understanding extraterrestrial intelligence
  • Plants' sleep
  • The plant world according to writers and philosophers
  • The fathers of botany : Linnaeus and Darwin
  • Humans are the most evolved beings on the planet. Or are they?
  • Plants : always second fiddle
  • The plant : a stranger. Euglena versus paramecium : an even match?
  • Five hundred million years ago
  • A plant is a colony
Control code
ocn896601415
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
English edition.
Extent
xiii, 173 pages
Isbn
9781610916035
Lccn
2014956813
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)896601415

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