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Review: Silvertown, Demons in Eden

jacket imageChoice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries recently praised Jonathan Silvertown’s Demons in Eden: The Paradox of Plant Diversity: "Silvertown offers a delightful series of vignettes about plant diversity and evolutionary biology. Written for nonspecialists, this work explains in common language many basic principles in evolutionary biology and environmental science. Silvertown writes in a way that enables readers with little science background to get a clear understanding of some basic scientific principles without compromising the accuracy of the science.…Highly recommended."
Bringing the secret life of plants into more colorful and vivid focus than ever before, Demons in Eden is an empathic and impassioned exploration of modern plant ecology that unlocks evolutionary mysteries of the natural world.
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