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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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quality content

Really informative and fascinating. easy to listen to with some background knowledge or not. you may just have to stop and do some of your own research now and again

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  • Ryan
  • 2019-04-04

Needs accompanying documentation and visual aides

This lecture had terrific content and the speaker was lively and thorough, which normally bodes well for an audiobook. Though it is standard that these style of lectures are merely the audio content of a audio/visual presentation, this lecture suffers acutely from the lack of visual aides. From topics of identifying plants from their appearance to the complicated cycle of molecules in a plant's metabolism, several moments require some visual element that is lacking here. The inexcusable part was that they did not even bother with a downloadable PDF to make up for that lack. I feel sorry for the lecturer because she did a terrific job, and the company which published this topic screwed both the professor and the audience out of an enjoyable experience.

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  • D. Squires
  • 2019-01-16

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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  • jes17
  • 2019-03-03

I guess I need to see it

Because this is an intro to botany, and I took all my science courses 2 decades ago- I feel it really would have benefitted from an accompanying PDF. Sciencey stuff is easier to understand when you can see it- and if you already know what they are talking about, you probably don't need an intro class. but- it IS what I purchased, an audio lecture. That said, it was way more interesting than the bumper stickers on the freeway. I wish the narrator hadn't tried so hard to be funny. Corny jokes can help make information stick sometimes, so I get the tactic- but it was a LOT of corny jokes, so it diluted the affect. If you're easily annoyed by that stuff, this may not be the way to go.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-10-23

Documentation PDF?

I agree with others....there should be a documentation PDF along with this. And if it comes out in the future, we should be allowed to download it as well, in the future when it is added.

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  • Carrie F.
  • 2019-01-24

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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  • Siouxeyes
  • 2019-05-23

Wow What An Incredible World

I could not stop listening to Catherine Kleier describing in great detail and enthusiasm her truly fun fact book Plant Science: An Introduction to Botany. Through the authors eyes and knowledgeable tour guided ness I feel I’ve truly ventured out beyond my back yard. I appreciate her calm demeanor yet urgent note when pointing out the huge topic of global warming just to name one . This is one fantastic listen and incredible journey . Thank you Audible for making it possible to have this book in my library for keeps. I will be revisiting chapters I felt especially interested in. Thanks again, wonderful book and delightful author Catherine Kleier, thanks.

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  • Lennell Davis
  • 2019-02-12

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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  • Luis R.
  • 2019-05-02

great listen

informative but the reviews that say some parts need pictures... Now I understand you. and that's it.

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  • Alan
  • 2019-08-06

Beautiful lecture

This was a very beautiful lecture. I have a new appreciation and love for plant life.

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  • Arnon
  • 2019-07-22

Messy

Messy, based on endless facts throwing. Missing basic concepts which enable real acquaintance with the "botanical" language.

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