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The Secret Garden: Dawn To Dusk In The Astonishing Hidden World Of The Garden

In a tour de force of science writing, Bodanis takes us through the daylight hours in an ordinary garden and introduces us to a Darwinian epic of survival played out invisibly around us and beneath our feet. The lively text is enhanced by state-of-the-art microphotography as in his acclaimed The Secret House, which The New York Times called "astounding".

Hardcover: 192 pages

Publisher: Simon & Schuster; 1St Edition edition (November 1, 1992)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0671663534

ISBN-13: 978-0671663537

Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 7.8 x 9.5 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds

Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #1,157,298 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #39 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Gardening & Landscape Design > Soil #3235 in Books > Science & Math > Biological Sciences > Ecology #9875 in Books > Science & Math > Environment

This is a super book with amazing photos, especially of tiny insects that you couldn't otherwise see. The text is written as two texts -- one is the story of a young couple and their garden, and the other is the story of the plants in that garden. How do plants communicate with each other? This book has the answer. And much more.

If you have a sense of wonder that's insatiable this is the perfect one for you. If you need to awaken that wonder in someone, it's the perfect book.I can't recommend this highly enough...I'm just going to get more copies to give as gifts and spread the sense of awe that looking so deeply and clearly brings.Hooray David B!

What a fascinating book! David Bodanis has found a world of magic in the daily life of a garden -- chemical messengers, plant to plant interactions ... who knew? You'll love this book!

David Bodanis is one of the best, most readable science writers around. So happy to find this classic. Thank you.

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