Are plants intelligent? ‘Planta Sapiens’ is the result of decades of research into this question. Scientist and philosopher Paco Calvo explores – with fascination and insight – to what degree plants are able to do things like plan ahead, communicate with one another, and have sleeping and waking states. This book argues that plants are doing a great deal, just at a very different timescale. This knowledge opens us up to a new way of thinking about the environment, and our role in it.
This is a mind-expanding, creative, and important book, blending science and philosophy in ways that challenge and inspire. For gardeners, you’ll see your plants in new ways, and have a greater understanding of how plants and their environments are working with you. It’s a great read for the deep thinker, for those who see a world of connections and life in seemingly simple things.
Thanks to Scorpio Books for this review.