The Secret Life of Plants: A Fascinating Account of the Physical, Emotional and Spiritual Relations Between Plants and Man by Peter TompkinsExploring the world of plants and its relation to mankind as revealed by the latest discoveries of scientists, The Secret Life of Plants includes remarkable information about plants as lie detectors and plants as ecological sentinels; it describes their ability to adapt to human wishes, their response to music, their curative powers, and their ability to communicate with man. Authors Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird suggest that the most far-reaching revolution of the 20th century — one that could save or destroy the planet — may come from the bottom of your garden.
Almost incredible ... bristles with plenty of hard facts and astounding scientific and practical lore.
—S. K. Oberbeck, Newsweek
“This fascinating book roams ... over that marvelous no mans land of mystical glimmerings into the nature of science and life itself.
—Henry Mitchell, Washington Post Book World
“If I cant ‘get inside a plant’ or ‘feel emanations’ from a plant and dont know anyone else who can. that doesnt detract one whit from the possibility that some people can and do. . . .
According to The Secret Life of Plants, plants and men do inter-relate, with plants exhibiting empathetic and spiritual relationships and showing reactions interpreted as demonstrating physical-force connections with men. As my students say, ‘hey, wow!’
—Richard M. Klein, Professor of Botany, University of Vermont (in Smithsonian)
What Plants Talk About (Full Documentary)
PBS Nature Video or Live Streaming has produced a 52 minute intriguing view of research being conducted on the premise, is plant behavior similar in purpose to animal behavior? This 20 question think sheet allows an engaging way for your students to follow the studies and make predictions about future research in this area. Although based on extensive, valid research conducted in North America a number of studies look at plant behavior viewed in comparison to animals.
DVD What Plants Talk About-Think Sheet
Autophagy is important for resetting memory of heat stress via control of heat shock proteins degradation. Autophagy mutants retain heat shock proteins longer and, therefore, display longer thermomemory. Stamen presentation in Nasa poissoniana Loasaceae flowers is based on previously experienced pollinator visitation intervals. Using the unique ability of fast and precise stamen movements in response to a previous experiences with pollinators. In other words, flowers anticipate revisits of pollinators by learning from previously experienced visitation intervals. Maize plants can detect the presence of their neighbours and modify their growth behaviour. Above ground interactions between neighboring maize plants by brief light touches affect on below-ground root-root communication.
The University of Alberta professor maintains that plants do behave and lead anything but solitary and sedentary lives. What Plants Talk About teaches us all that plants are smarter and much more interactive than we thought! I think it applies here too. Your email address will not be published. Geoff and Nadia Lawton, world-renowned permaculture educators and consultants, lead the project.
According to some scientists, plants are talking all the time. We just need to understand their language. Once we do, we may discover that plants routinely exhibit animal-like behavior. What if, as some research indicates, they communicate with each other and their environment? Perhaps plants hunt, scream, share and nurture their young, just like members of the animal kingdom. In doing so, he raises the stakes: Will this documentary convince us that plants are social creatures?
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Plants are a huge and diverse group of organisms ranging from microscopic marine phytoplankton to enormous terrestrial trees. Stunning, and yet some of us take plants for granted. Life Sciences Education focuses on a botanical topic that most people, even biologists, do not think about—plant behavior. Stunning, and yet some of us take plants for granted, like a side salad. We may see plants as a focal point during the blooming season or as a nice backdrop for all the interesting things animals do. For this plant issue of CBE—Life Sciences Education , I am going to focus on a botanical topic that most people, even biologists, do not think about—plant behavior.