Book Reviews Spring 2020

The Revolutionary Genius of Plants: A new understanding of plant intelligence and behavior By Stephano Mancuso, 2018. This fascinating tour of some the latest research on plants is paired with discussion of some of their most remarkable evolutionary traits and how we can use them to design a better world. It is both a great read and an eye opener. The thought that plants could be intelligent when they clearly lack a brain has been dismissed for too long. Instead of a centralized nervous system, plants have a diffused system for remembering, communicating, sensing their environment, and adapting their behavior. This has led to wondrous examples of how plants manipulate their environment along

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