Brilliant Green: The Surprising History and Science of Plant Intelligence


  • Author: Stefano Mancuso and Alessandra Viola;
  • Date Pub: 2015 March
  • ISBN: ISBN: 9781610916035
  • Published byIsland Press - more

In Brilliant Green, Stefano Mancuso, a leading scientist and founder of the field of plant neurobiology, presents a new paradigm in our understanding of the vegetal world. Combining a historical perspective with the latest in plant science, Mancuso argues that, due to cultural prejudices and human arrogance, we continue to underestimate plants. In fact, they process information, sleep, remember, and signal to one another -- showing that, far from passive machines, plants are intelligent and aware. Through a survey of plant capabilities from sight and touch to communication, Mancuso challenges our notion of intelligence, presenting a vision of plant life that is more sophisticated than most imagine.

  • New Title
  • Condition: New

Further Information:

192 pages
5 x 8
20 illustrations

Other Titles You May Be Interested In ...