A leading plant scientist offers a new understanding of the botanical world and a passionate argument for intelligent plant
life. Are plants intelligent? Can they solve problems, communicate, and navigate their surroundings? For centuries, philosophers
and scientists have argued that plants are unthinking and inert, yet discoveries over the past fifty years have challenged
this idea, shedding new light on the complex interior lives of plants. In Brilliant Green, leading scientist Stefano Mancuso
presents a new paradigm in our understanding of the vegetal world. He argues that plants process information, sleep, remember,
and signal to one another- showing that, far from passive machines, plants are intelligent and aware. Part botany lesson,
part manifesto, Brilliant Green is an engaging and passionate examination of the inner workings of the plant kingdom.
An accessible, entertaining survey of the intelligent abilities of plants, including communication, problem solving, and
memory. Author Stefano Mancuso is internationally known as a leader in the new (and controversial) field of plant neurobiology.
In describing plant behaviour and capabilities, the authors point to larger questions about the nature of intelligence and
humans' relationship with the natural world.