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Intertwined Histories: Plants in Their Social Contexts

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Intertwined Histories: Plants in Their Social Contexts - Ellis, Jim (Editor)
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How do we understand the boundaries of individual creatures? What are the systems of interdependency that bind all living creatures together? Plants were among the the first to colonize the planet. They created the soil and the atmosphere that made life possible for animals. They are some of the largest and oldest life forms on Earth. In spite of their primacy, Western cultures have traditionally regarded plants as the lowest life forms, lacking mobility, sensation, and communication. But recent research argues that ...

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Intertwined Histories: Plants in Their Social Contexts 2019, University of Calgary Press, Calgary

ISBN-13: 9781773850900

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