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secret life of plants

Peter Tompkins

secret life of plants

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Published by Harper and Row in New York, London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementPeter Tompkins and Christopher Bird.
ContributionsBird, Christopher, 1928-
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20945227M
ISBN 100060911123

The instant he got the picture of flame in his mind, and before be could move for a match, there was a dramatic change secret life of plants book the tracing pattern on the graph in the form of a prolonged upward sweep of the recording pen. Others, such as the lobelia in Mount Kenyahave a 'fur coat' of dense hairs on their leaves. How would that plant have come to be? If you find any joy and solace in this labor of love, please consider becoming a Sustaining Patron with a recurring monthly donation of your choosing, between a cup of tea and a good lunch. Other orchids offer no reward for pollination, but instead mislead their guests by mimicking their markings and aroma, thus enticing males to 'mate' with them Pseudocopulation.

If the roots find themselves in trouble, this information is broadcast throughout the tree, which can trigger the leaves to release scent compounds. The extra features include a promotional interview for the series given by David Attenborough on the BBC children's series Blue Peterand a 'behind the scenes' vignette. They could feed me but needed no other creature to produce their own food. Flowering plants have upstaged the conifers, mostly in less challenging environments. This time there was a lower peak of reaction on the graph. A tree is not a forest.

And who in the world would take care of such a thing? The earliest trees were matchstick-size, but within a few tens of millions of years were growing as high as a storey building, forming swampy forests roamed by giant scorpion-like creatures. Or: don't eat tropical shrimps. Every tree would suffer.


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Some can move quickly to deter predators: the mimosa can fold its leaves instantly when touched, and the Venus flytrap eats insects by closing its leaves around its prey when triggered. How would that plant have come to be?

Backster's discovery that plants appear to be sentient caused strong and varied reaction round the globe, despite the fact that Backster never claimed a discovery, only an uncovering of what has been known and forgotten.

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My protagonist broke into a conservatory and used a thorn from an exotic plant to drug himself. One day Randall asked Ingo Swann if he could affect a plant by concentrating on it. Bean—all depicted as distinctly working class—and Mrs.

Attenborough knew that the subject matter had not been covered in depth on television before, and in his autobiography, Life on Air, told of how he hit on the idea of time-lapse photography to illustrate it: "There were, of course, gardening programmes on the BBC's schedules, but they did not deal with the basic facts of botany, or explain how plants feed, how they reproduce and secret life of plants book themselves, how they form alliances with particular animals.

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But what of Mr. The mountain ash eucalyptus regnans grows so tall, that regeneration becomes a considerable problem. A tree is not a forest. Broadcast 11 Januarythe first episode looks at how plants are able to move. I sought out novels where plants were the star.

This color is found only in chlorophyll, which makes new leaves green; reserves of chlorophyll are also stored in the trunks of living trees. The earliest trees were matchstick-size, but within a few tens of millions of years were growing as high as a storey building, forming swampy forests roamed by giant scorpion-like creatures.

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Plants were subjected to long-term, constant-level, water-deficit treatments, and the response to water deficit quantified by means of growth models at cell- leaf- and plant-scale.

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The first edition of the novel was published inand was written by Peter Tompkins. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format.

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