The Secret Life of Plants - TOMPKINS, Peter; BIRD, Christopher;Harper & Row, 1973, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good - in Poor DJ. DJ edgeworn with several nicks and chips, marked in places. Previous owners inscription to ffep. Edges of text block dusty.
This book explores the world of plants and their relation to mankind as revealed by the latest discoveries of scientists of many disciplines. It 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. It analyzes experiments and theories from the past, many of them ignored or ridiculed, and it makes the startling suggestion that the most far-reaching revolution of the twentieth century - one that may save or destroy the planet - may come from the bottom of your garden.
Size: 8vo Demy (22 x 14cm Approx.). 402 pages.