Annals of Botany Blog (May 18, 2013)"What A Plant Knows"

Brattleboro Reformer (October 10, 2012)Scientist tells us "What A Plant Knows"

American Scientist (August 12, 2012): Fortean Flora

Science (July 20, 2012): Life from a rooted perspective.

Science - review WAPN.pdf

The Audubon Magazine (July 24, 2012): Review: What a Plant Knows

The Guardian (June 19, 2012): What a Plant Knows by Daniel Chamovitz - review

Brain Pickings, by Maria Popova (June 6, 2012): What a Plant Knows

The Wall Street Journal (June 2, 2012): Coming to Their Senses

Nature, May 31, 2012:

What a Plant Knows: A Field Guide to the Senses of Your Garden — and Beyond

Daniel Chamovitz Oneworld 256 pp. £12.99 (2012)

Plants may be brainless, eyeless and devoid of senses as we know them, but they have a rudimentary 'awareness', says biologist Daniel Chamovitz. In this beautiful reframing of the botanical, he reveals the extent and kind of that awareness through a bumper crop of research. Chamovitz finds no evidence for floral 'hearing', putting the kibosh on the idea that the music of Led Zeppelin stunts their growth — but shows how they sense colours and can tell up from down.

Full page in the Sunday Times, May 27, 2012

The Garden from the Royal Horticulture Society, June 2012:

California Academy of Sciences (July 16, 2012)Plant Senses

Los Angeles County Arboretum (August 21, 2012) Book Reviews

Englewood Review of Books (October 19, 2012): What a Plant Knows [Feature Review]

Kirkus Reviews (April 15, 2012):

“By comparing human senses to the abilities of plants to adapt to their surroundings, the author provides a fascinating and logical explanation of how plants survive despite the inability to move from one site to another. Backed by new research on plant biology, this is an intriguing look at a plant's consciousness.”

Print and online

National Geographic (May 7, 2013)Plant Knowledge: They Can Smell, Sense Color, Spy a Fly

Voice of America (April 15, 2013)Plants, Humans Share Sensory Awareness

New Scientist (August 25, 2012): Rooted in Experience: The Sensory World of Plants

The Wall Street Journal (August 2, 2012): Why a Tomato Has Stronger Survival Instincts Than A Human

Interview in SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN on line (May 2012): Q&A with Daniel Chamovitz on What a Plant Knows

Scientific American Mind Matters (June 5, 2012): Do plants think?

Discover Magazine (June 6, 2012): How Smart are Plants?

Hollan Herald (KLM in-flight magazine) (November 2012):Do plants think?

Macleans Magazine (July 18, 2012) The secret life of plants. No, really.

Ha'aretz English (July 6, 2012): A Conversation with Daniel Chamovitz

Interview by the BBC (May 22, 2012):The wisdom of plants

Krulwich Wonders, an NPR Sciency Blog (May 24, 2012): Do Plants Smell Other Plants? This One Does, Then Strangles What It Smells

Krulwich Wonders, an NPR Sciency Blog (June 22, 2012): How do plants know which way is up, and which way is down?

Deobrah Luskin (October 2, 2012)Most Improved Student

Calcalist (in Hebrew) (June 21, 2012): What do plants see?

The Boston Globe (June 17, 2012): The long strange quest to detect  plant consciousness

The Daily Beast, The Dish (June 11, 2012): Plant Perception (June 1, 2012): The Peas that Smelled the Leaky Pipe.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (June 1, 2012): Geneticist gets to the root of truth about plants

Inside the Author's Studio with Daniel Chamovitz, May 22, 2012

In The Guardian, May 18, 2012:

Early visitors included Daniel Chamovitz, American author of What a Plant Knows, and a bit startled by the trench warfare of Chelsea on the penultimate buildup day: "Wow. More plywood than plants." He was charmed by a tiny Japanese-designed, moss-covered cottage. "What does moss know?" he pondered. "Moss doesn't really care. Give me water and light and let me just sit here and hang out and photosynthesise, that's what moss knows."

San Diego Jewish World (August 18, 2012)Plants  know more than we think they do!

In the Philippine Star (May 3, 2012): The scent of botanical pain

FSG Works in Progress (December 15, 2011): Daniel Chamovitz's favorite reads for 2011


What A Plant Knows: Harvard Center for Astrophysics

CBS Sunday Morning (April 21, 2013): Flower power: The unfolding Research on plants

CBS Sunday Morning: Flower Power

Interview on NPR's OnPoint with Tom Ashbrook, June 5, 2012:

Interview on WNYC with Brian Lehrer, June 4, 2012:

Interview on BBC4 with Tom Feilden, May 22, 2012: 

BBC4 Radio Interview - May 22, 2012

Interview on CJAD with Tommy Schnurmacher, Sept 5, 2014:

Plants Know Stuff: Scientific American podcast, June 29, 2012

Scientifc American Podcast

Vermont Public Radio Commentary by Deborah Luskin: A+ StudentOctober 10, 2012: 

VPR: A+ Student

Voice of America, April 10, 2013: 

Recovery Zone on KBOO, Portland, OR, June 26, 2013


Mariah Briggs Show, November 20, 2012

Mariah Briggs -Nov 20, 2012

Wisconsin Public Radio, July 18, 2012

WPR - July 18, 2012

Radio New Zealand, July 10, 2012

The - June 24, 2012

Interview on Today, Irish Radio1, June 25, 2012 (from 1:20:30 - 1:34:05)

Irish Radio RTE Radio1

10 minute interview on Denver radio, with David Sirota, June 12, 2012:

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