Planting Our World (Compact Disc)

Planting Our World By Stefano Mancuso, David Stifel (Read by), Gregory Conti (Contribution by) Cover Image

Planting Our World (Compact Disc)

By Stefano Mancuso, David Stifel (Read by), Gregory Conti (Contribution by)


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It all begins and ends with plants. From the chance to live on this planet to the pleasure of listening to the sound of a violin--every story begins with a plant. We animals account for a paltry 0.3% of the planet's biomass while plants add up to 85%. It is obvious that every story on this planet has a plant as its protagonist. Our world is a green world; Earth is the planet of plants. And when, with just a little training, we are able to look at the world without seeing it solely as humanity's playground, we cannot help but notice the ubiquity of plants. They are everywhere and their stories are inevitably wound up with ours. Not to see this plan, or even worse, to ignore its existence, is one of the most serious threats to the survival of our species. Neurobiologist Stefano Mancuso is back with a book to tell us about the greenprint of our world. He does it through unforgettable stories starring plants; stories combining an inimitable narrative style and remarkable scientific rigor. From the story of the red spruce that gave Stradivarius the wood for his fourteen violins, to the Kauri tree stump, kept alive for decades by the interconnected root system of nearby trees. From the story of the slipperiness of the banana skin to the plant that solved the "crime of the century," the Lindbergh kidnapping, by way of wooden ladder rungs.

Product Details ISBN: 9798212441520
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Publication Date: April 18th, 2023
Language: English