|By (author):||Candeias, Matt|
|Subject:||NATURE / Plants / Trees|
|NON-FICTION / General|
|SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany|
|SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Ecology|
|Size:||8.50in x 5.50in|
|From The Publisher*||The Study of Plants in a Whole New LightIn his debut book, internationally-recognized blogger and podcaster Matt Candeias celebrates the nature of plants and the extraordinary world of plant organisms.|
A botanist's defense. Since his early days of plant restoration, this amateur plant scientist has been enchanted with flora and the greater environmental ecology of the planet. Now, he looks at the study of plants through the lens of his ever-growing houseplant collection. Using gardening, houseplants, and examples of plants around you, In Defense of Plants changes your relationship with the world from the comfort of your windowsill.
The ruthless, horny, and wonderful nature of plants. Understand how plants evolve and live on Earth with a never-before-seen look into their daily drama. Inside, Candeias explores the incredible ways plants live, fight, have sex, and conquer new territory. Whether a blossoming botanist or a professional plant scientist, In Defense of Plants is for anyone who sees plant organisms as more than just static backdrops to more charismatic life forms.
In this easily accessible introduction to the incredible world of plants, you'll find:
• Fantastic botanical histories and plant symbolism • Passionate stories of flora diversity and scientific names of plants • Personal tales of plantsman discovery through the study of plants If you enjoyed books like The Botany of Desire, What a Plant Knows, or The Soul of an Octopus, then you'll love In Defense of Plants .
|Biographical Note||Matt Candeias holds an M.A. in community ecology from SUNY Buffalo State and a PhD in ecology from the University of Illinois. He is the host of the In Defense of Plants Podcast and one of seven authors on Flora: Inside the secret world of plants, a joint publication between the Smithsonian and the Royal Botanical Gargens at Kew. When he's not tending to his houseplants, find him at yearly botanical talks in garden groups, museums, clubs, and more.|