By Julian Chela-Flores, Maria Eugenia Montenegro, Nevio Pugliese, Vinod C. Tewari (auth.), Zvy Dubinsky, Joseph Seckbach (eds.)
This new ebook takes us via a trip from formative years to fashionable agriculture. The thirty 8 authors current present experiences at the interrelation of plants-animals. This subject has continuously involved guy, as evidenced even by means of the 1st chapters of Genesis. the realm of aqueous and terrestrial fauna seemed on early earth merely after the flowers coated the parts with the golf green pigmentation. just about all existence is determined by sun through the photosynthesis of the botanical international. We learn abut the harnessing of bee pollination of vegetation to make it an integral part of contemporary agriculture recreation. a few crops seduce bugs for pollination through their visual appeal (e.g., disguised orchids attract visitors); there's the creation of candy nectar as a bribe in plant life to draw bees, butterflies, and honey-sucking birds. a selected awesome phenomena are the carnivorous crops that experience constructed trapping and digesting platforms of bugs and better animals.
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