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LocationClark County
Call No581.3 Manc
TitleThe incredible journey of plants / Stefano Mancuso ; watercolors by Grisha Fischer ; translated from the Italian by Gregory Conti.
AuthorMancuso, Stefano. author.
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 Clark County30293101830599581.3 Manc6/24/2020 AvailableClark County

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9781635429916
International Standard Book Number 1635429919
Personal Name Mancuso, Stefano. author.
Uniform Title L'incredibile viaggio delle piante. English
Title Statement The incredible journey of plants / Stefano Mancuso ; watercolors by Grisha Fischer ; translated from the Italian by Gregory Conti.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New York : Other Press, 2020.
Physical Description xv, 158 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 25 cm.
General Note Originally published in Italian as L'incredibile viaggio delle piante in 2018 by Editori Laterza, Rome.
Bibliography, Etc. Note Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note Pioneers, Combatants, and Veterans -- Fugitives and Conquerors -- Captains Courageous -- Time Travelers -- Solitary Trees -- Anachronistic, Like an Encyclopedia
Summary, Etc. "In this richly illustrated volume, a leading neurobiologist presents fascinating stories of plant migration that reveal unexpected connections between nature and culture. When we talk about migrations, we should study plants to understand that these phenomena are unstoppable. In the many different ways plants move, we can see the incessant action and drive to spread life that has led plants to colonize every possible environment on earth. The history of this relentless expansion is unknown to most people, but we can begin our exploration with these surprising tales, engagingly told by Stefano Mancuso. Generation after generation, using spores, seeds, or any other means available, plants move in the world to conquer new spaces. They release huge quantities of spores that can be transported thousands of miles. The number and variety of tools through which seeds spread is astonishing: we have seeds dispersed by wind, by rolling on the ground, by animals, by water, or by a simple fall from the plant, which can happen thanks to propulsive mechanisms, the swaying of the mother plant, the drying of the fruit, and much more. In this accessible, absorbing overview, Mancuso considers how plants convince animals to transport them around the world, and how some plants need particular animals to spread; how they have been able to grow in places so inaccessible and inhospitable as to remain isolated; how they resisted the atomic bomb and the Chernobyl disaster; how they are able to bring life to sterile islands; how they can travel through the ages, as they sail around the world"-- Provided by publisher.
Language note Translated from the Italian.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Plants Migration.
Added Entry, Personal Name Fischer, Grisha. illustrator.
Added Entry, Personal Name Conti, Gregory, 1952- translator.

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