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The Revolutionary Genius of Plants

A New Understanding of Plant Intelligence and Behavior
Narrated by: Gibson Frazier
Length: 4 hrs and 14 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (106 ratings)
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Do plants have intelligence? Do they have memory? Are they better problem solvers than people? The Revolutionary Genius of Plants - a fascinating, paradigm-shifting work that upends everything you thought you knew about plants - makes a compelling scientific case that these and other astonishing ideas are all true.

Plants make up 80 percent of the weight of all living things on earth, and yet it is easy to forget that these innocuous, beautiful organisms are responsible for not only the air that lets us survive but for many of our modern comforts: our medicine, our food supply, even our fossil fuels.

On the forefront of uncovering the essential truths about plants, world-renowned scientist Stefano Mancuso reveals the surprisingly sophisticated ability of plants to innovate, to remember, and to learn, offering us creative solutions to the most vexing technological and ecological problems that face us today. Despite not having brains or central nervous systems, plants perceive their surroundings with an even greater sensitivity than animals. They efficiently explore and react promptly to potentially damaging external events thanks to their cooperative, shared systems; without any central command centers, they are able to remember prior catastrophic events and to actively adapt to new ones.

Every minute of The Revolutionary Genius of Plants bubbles over with Stefano Mancuso’s infectious love for plants and for the eye-opening research that makes it more and more clear how remarkable our fellow inhabitants on this planet really are. In his hands, complicated science is wonderfully accessible. The Revolutionary Genius of Plants opens the doors to a new understanding of life on earth. 

©2018 Stefano Mancuso (P)2018 Simon & Schuster

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Brilliant facts and insights

I love this book
Stefano mancuso is so magically insightful
In this book
I only wish he had more audiobooks!!!!
Bravo signore’

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our inseparable connection with plants

great story, has a nice flow and progression. highly reccomend to be inspired about plants

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Such an important subject. Every person should read this book

Plants are everything for humans. Such a relevant book in a time like today where we face our biggest challenge ever due to the climate and environmental change.

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Very interesting

Interesting was not very novel. While I enjoy anything about plants, was not as scientific as I expected.

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amazing

great book .this book really puts everything in perspective.on how plants are, as individuals/beings .and how important they are to us and the world.and without them we will not be here

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Fascinating!

The author draws you into a magical world of plants that seems like science fiction, all the more enthralling because it's real.
Loved it! At the writing of this review I'm listening for the second time.

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Much that is not about plants

Learned omethings about plants that I didn’t know. But why did he need to include sections about democracy and about chili peppers? Would that he had stuck with more fascinating information about plants.

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An excellent book for everyone!

I will never look at plants as just a part of a landscape again! Amazing!

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The revolutionary genius of Stefano Mancuso

I got the feeling this book was more about what a clever guy he is than a real love of plants in themselves. He seems to look at them to see if he can steal ideas to make man more powerful and so he exploit the planet with more success and ease, even moving into other planets if push comes to shove. He needs a new ‘story’ as Charles Eisenstein would put it.
As for the narrator, in most paragraphs he somehow manages to speak every word with a tone of amazement! Tiresome to listen to.