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In his debut book, internationally recognized blogger and podcaster Matt Candeias celebrates the nature of plants and the extraordinary world of plant organisms.

A botanist's defense. Since his early days of plant restoration, this amateur plant scientist has been enchanted with flora and the greater environmental ecology of the planet. Now, he looks at the study of plants through the lens of his ever-growing houseplant collection.

The ruthless, horny, and wonderful nature of plants. Understand how plants evolve and live on Earth with a never-before-seen look into their daily drama. In this book, Candeias explores the incredible ways plants live, fight, have sex, and conquer new territory. Whether a blossoming botanist or a professional plant scientist, In Defense of Plants is for anyone who sees plant organisms as more than just static backdrops to more charismatic life forms.

In this easily accessible introduction to the incredible world of plants, you'll find fantastic botanical histories and plant symbolism, passionate stories of flora diversity and scientific names of plants, and personal tales of plantsman discovery through the study of plants.

©2021 Matt Candeias (P)2021 Tantor

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  • 2021-03-02

A brilliant book for plant lovers

The author collects great examples and explores them, hoping you'll get hooked on plants. And he succeeds, although I was already a plant lover. The examples are brilliant. I even discovered why the common blackberry I often fight in the landscape is so successful. Who knew that fish disperse seeds?
If you like botany and plants, get this book. You'll learn a great deal. I listened to the main plant chapters twice.
The narration is solid. I hope I'm this happy with all of my book purchases in 2021.