By Sharman Apt Russell
In Anatomy of a Rose, Sharman Apt Russell eloquently unveils the "inner lifestyles" of plants, displaying them to be extra person, extra enterprising, and extra responsive than we ever imagined. From their assorted fragrances to their nasty deceptions, Russell proves that, the place nature is worried, "wonder is not just our start line; it could even be our destination." all through this botanical trip, she unearths that the technological know-how in the back of those clever plants--how they developed, how they live to tell the tale, how they heal--is much more awe-inspiring than their fleeting attractiveness. Russell is helping us think what a box of snapdragons appears like to a honeybee; she introduces us to plants that keep watch over their very own temperature, allure pollinating bats, even odor like a rotting corpse.In this poetic rumination, which mixes swish writing with a scientist's readability, Russell brings jointly the paintings of botanists worldwide, and illuminates an international immediately primary and unique.