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Book Title: The Secret Garden: Dawn to Dusk in the Astonishing Hidden World of the Garden|
The size of the: 636 KB
Edition: Simon & Schuster
Date of issue: February 1st 1998
ISBN 13: 9780671663537
The author of the book: David Bodanis
Format files: PDF
Read full description of the books The Secret Garden: Dawn to Dusk in the Astonishing Hidden World of the Garden:'Every day in the hours between dawn and dusk, in gardens and backyards everywhere, a curious invisible world comes to life around us and beneath our feet. In "The Secret Garden," David Bodanis takes us on an eye-opening journey through this mysterious domain where plants and insects engage daily in a Darwinian epic of survival.
Ants navigate through a forest of grass blades, forming networks that act as a living "computer" to gather intelligence from the world above. Caterpillars attack a shrub, which in turn sends up a chemical signal to call for help from a passing wasp. Roots from different plants battle one another underground with sophisticated chemical weapons, releasing poisonous gases into the soil. A tiny triungulin, the juvenile form of a common beetle, launches itself from a geranium leaf to latch on to a passing bee. An oak tree registers where a beetle is biting into its bark and targets the damaged quadrant with dangerous poisons, while other trees puff out warning vapors when they're under attack by insects. Through it all wander a couple who are oblivious to the activity taking place around them and unaware of the effect their very presence has on the garden's environment.
As in his wonderful previous book, "The Secret House," David Bodanis once again guides us through the terrain of the familiar yet unseen world around us and brilliantly transforms it. Written with the same witty style that the Washington Post called "marvelously captivating" and illustrated throughout with state-of-the-art microphotographs, "The Secret Garden" is an astonishing book that will fascinate and delight anyone who has ever set foot in a garden.'
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Read information about the authorDavid Bodanis is the bestselling author of THE SECRET HOUSE and E=MC2, which was turned into a PBS documentary and a Southbank Award-winning ballet at Sadler's Wells. David also wrote ELECTRIC UNIVERSE, which won the Royal Society Science Book of the Year Prize, and PASSIONATE MINDS, a BBC Book of the Week. His newest work, EINSTEIN’S GREATEST MISTAKE, will be published in October 2016.
David has worked for the Royal Dutch Shell Scenario Prediction unit and the World Economic Forum. He has been a popular speaker at TED conferences and at Davos. His work has been published in the Financial Times, the Guardian, and the New York Times, and has appeared on Newsnight, Start the Week, and other programs. When not slumped in front of a laptop, he has been known to attempt kickboxing, with highly variable results.
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