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Mida Taim Teab. Teejuht Meelte Maailma (2012)

by Daniel Chamovitz(Favorite Author)
3.9 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: "So the next time you find yourself on a stroll through the park, take a second to ask yourself: What does the dandelion in the lawn see? What does the grass smell?" Chamovitz explains the sensory competence of plants -- he finds the plants to exercise all the basic senses, except hearing. I knew that much before but did not how it happened or what it meant, and now I do. Thank you Daniel Chamovitz.
review 2: Very quick read, took about 5-6 hours. The book is written in a style that those without a scentific background, but with a keen mind, will understand and hopefully appreciate. It gives a very good and broad general summary about the sensory life of plants.At times I felt perhaps that there was a little too much stretching to fit what our human perception
... moreof sense are (always comparing to our main senses), but it does strive to give credit to the plant kingdom and the ways that their own unique, yet similar to our own, senses evolved.The book is based upon our own human senses: sight, hearing, touch, direction, memory and smell; then applying these senses in the plant kingdom. The only obvious human sense it seemed to leave out was taste, but that would seem like a moot point considering the sense of smell and taste are so incredibly similar in humans anyway. It never felt like it was deviating away from the point, and did't feel like it travelled on for far longer than it should. It's a nice summary that is great for those who are curious about the life of plants, but don't want to know the extreme detail on their biology and biochemistry. less
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Lovely reading for a layman who would like to read more about plants
Very interesting to those of us not in the field
2.5 stars: Pretty boring
Very interesting!
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