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Plant Science: An Introduction to Botany

Narrated by: Catherine Kleier
Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (37 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

In Plant Science: An Introduction to Botany, Dr. Catherine Kleier invites us to open our eyes to the phenomenal world of plant life and to the process she calls “Natura Revelata”, the joy of celebrating and learning from the secrets of nature.

As Dr. Kleier shares her knowledge with contagious excitement for her subject, she emphasizes the middle ground: Instead of focusing on cell microbiology or the study of ecosystems and habitats, she stresses the basic biology, function, and the amazing adaptations of the plants we see all around us. Dr. Kleier proposes and establishes that there is pleasure to be found in being able to identify and understand the workings of that tree outside the window.

With almost 400,000 known species and thousands more identified every year, the variety of plant life is almost overwhelming - from the microscopic to the largest organism on Earth. In this course, you will learn about the fascinating adaptations that have allowed plants to thrive in almost every corner of the world and the unique plants that have evolved as a result.

You’ll learn about the latest discoveries regarding plant communication, the myriad ways they manage and shape their own environments, and why botanists are still debating what it really means to be a unique species.

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  • 01-16-19

great read

im so happy i found this book. i learned so much in such a short time. tons of interesting facts👍👍

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plants with passion

quite enjoyable, very in-depth. sometimes hard without the visuals - but overall a great tour of a topic I knew little about. if you are looking to grow a better tomato - probably not the book for you. if knowing the reason leaves change their color in the fall would be enlightening - you found a winner.

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Not excatly what I wanted but it answered question

Easy read, the jokes very bad but good at the same time, I kinda stayed to see what other joke she would make, answered questions I had and some I didnt know I had, gave me a lot of little facts I can throw out at parties and such. will probably give a second listen.

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Finally, a botany course on Audible!

The author is delightful and brings this course to life with wonderful and interesting facts about the plant world around us. I have been waiting for a course like this! I will be listening to this many times over. More plant courses please! Loved it!

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excellent teacher

very informative and interesting course. loved the humor and personal examples. good references to other books to read on botany.

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fun book!

incredible enthusiasm from the narrator and writer. it's basically a fun introduction to botany with relatable examples but of course, it only goes so far. loved it and will probably listen again!

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Great Lecture

Professor has passion for her field and I'd love to hear more lectures by her.

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