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Plant Behaviour and Intelligence
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Anthony Trewavas
Categories: Plant competition
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-07-23 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

This book argues that whole cells and whole plants growing in competitive wild conditions show aspects of plant behaviour that can be accurately described as "intelligent," and that behaviour, like intelligence, must be assessed within the constraints of the anatomical and physiological framework of the organism in question.
Plant Ethics
Language: en
Pages: 238
Authors: Angela Kallhoff, Marcello Di Paola, Maria Schörgenhumer
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-05-30 - Publisher: Routledge

Large parts of our world are filled with plants, and human life depends on, interacts with, affects and is affected by plant life in various ways. Yet plants have not received nearly as much attention from philosophers and ethicists as they deserve. In environmental philosophy, plants are often swiftly subsumed
The Language of Plants
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Monica Gagliano, John C. Ryan, Patrícia Vieira
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-04-25 - Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

The eighteenth-century naturalist Erasmus Darwin (grandfather of Charles) argued that plants are animate, living beings and attributed them sensation, movement, and a certain degree of mental activity, emphasizing the continuity between humankind and plant existence. Two centuries later, the understanding of plants as active and communicative organisms has reemerged in
Plant Intelligence - Fact Or Fiction?
Language: en
Pages: 48
Authors: Martyn Baguley
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-02-17 - Publisher:

During December 1878, Charles Darwin and his son, Francis carried out what was probably the first experiment to discover whether or not plants responded to sound. Francis played a bassoon loudly close to several different plants and his father also blasted them with a siren. The great man later wrote
The Green Thread
Language: en
Pages: 306
Authors: Patrícia Vieira, Monica Gagliano, John Charles Ryan
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-12-24 - Publisher: Lexington Books

The Green Thread is an interdisciplinary collection of essays that takes the risk of departing from the long-standing human perception of plants— including autonomy, agency, and consciousness—to explore new territories where the re-conceptualization of vegetable beings as active agents in social and cultural environments becomes possible.