• The Nature of Plants

  • An Introduction to How Plants Work
  • By: Craig N. Huegel
  • Narrated by: Tom Parks
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (45 ratings)

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By: Craig N. Huegel
Narrated by: Tom Parks
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Plants play a critical role in how we experience our environment. They create calming green spaces, provide oxygen for us to breathe, and nourish our senses. In The Nature of Plants, ecologist and nursery owner Craig Huegel demystifies the complex lives of plants and provides listeners with an extensive tour into their workings.

Beginning with the importance of light, water, and soil, Huegel describes the process of photosynthesis and how best to position plants to receive optimal sunlight. He explains why plants suffer from overwatering, what essential elements plants need to flourish, and what important soil organisms reside with them. Listeners will understand the difference between friendly and hostile bacteria, fungi, and insects.

Sections on plant structure and reproduction focus in detail on major plant organs - roots, stems, and leaves-and cover flowering, pollination, fruit development, and seed germination. Huegel even delves into the mysterious world of plant communication, exploring the messages conveyed to animals or other plants through chemical scents and hormones.

©2019 Craig N. Huegel (P)2020 Tantor

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So informative!

Learned so much. He made complex ideas simple and easy to absorb. Highly recommend to anyone looking to learn about the magical world of plants!

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Loved it!

Great book! Learned so much. Fantastic narrator. Will give it another listen in the near future.

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Great book

This is an incredible book. I learned so much. Thank you Dr. Huegel I appreciate you sharing your time and knowledge.

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Fascinating!

Absolutely wonderful primer if you are new to plants. He getting into bigger topics, but doesn't get into topics that the average gardener doesn't need to know (i.e. The exact chemistry of photosynthesis) and gives a good overview of plant biology.I learned so much information from this that is already helping me take better care of my plants.

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  • 01-28-21

fantastic!

I am studying horticulture and this book and its fantastic narrator has helped me immensely. Thank you!

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  • Tout en chantant
  • 07-08-21

Absolutely brilliant

This is a fascinating audiobook and very well read too. I fully recommend it. It will bring you closer to the plants in your life