Plant and Planet Author:Aldous Huxley Describes the life cycle of plants from germination to death, their life styles, their chemistry and structure, their capacities for colonization, their opportunism, and their amazing sex life--all based on water, air, and soil and fueled by their unique ability to convert light into energy. — Also makes one marvel at the inventiveness of plants:... more » aerodynamics, hydrodynamics, structural engineering, plumbing, insulation, chemical messengers, the sling-shot, the poison dart, the triggered trap, all manner of deception, self-adornment--all these the plants perfected long before mankind. This book literally provides a plant's eye view of the world.
I found this an absolutely fascinating book, scholarly, exact; written in a readable and slightly humorous style at times that made the learning sit lightly in it. It should be required reading for every gardener and everyone who calls himself an environmentalist.« less