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When we think about scholarship, ownership, and stewardship in the context of modern scientific thought, how do we challenge outdated systems of inquiry that limit our perspective? How do we rethink the supremacy of objective materialism when it leads us astray? How do we broaden our definition of what it means to learn? And how can we learn to listen?
These are some of the questions posited by plant biologist and author of Thus Spoke the Plant, Monica Gagliano, PhD. Gagliano has published numerous peer-reviewed scientific papers on how plants possess a Pavlov-like response to stimuli and how they can learn, remember and communicate with their neighboring plants. She has pioneered the brand-new research field of plant bioacoustics, experimentally demonstrating for the first time that plants emit their own “voices” and detect and respond to the sounds of their environments. By demonstrating that learning is not the exclusive province of animals, Gagliano has ignited the discourse on plant subjectivity and their ethical and legal standing.
Thus Spoke the Plant offers readers a co-authored phytobiography—written collaboratively by Gagliano and the plants she studies. The book comprises the story of their shared scientific journey, sheds new light on the discoveries made, and elucidates the essential role of plants in Gagliano’s paradigm-shifting research. Read an excerpt from Thus Spoke the Plant here.
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