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
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.
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.”
National Geographic (May 7, 2013): Plant Knowledge: They Can Smell, Sense Color, Spy a FlyVoice 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
Smithsonian.com (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
CBS Sunday Morning (April 21, 2013): Flower power: The unfolding Research on plants
Interview on NPR's OnPoint with Tom Ashbrook, June 5, 2012:
10 minute interview on WNYC with Brian Lehrer, June 4, 2012:
Interview on BBC4 with Tom Feilden, May 22, 2012:
Plants Know Stuff: Scientific American podcast, June 29, 2012
Vermont Public Radio Commentary by Deborah Luskin: A+ Student, October 10, 2012:
Voice of America, April 10, 2013:
Mariah Briggs Show, November 20, 2012
Wisconsin Public Radio, July 18, 2012
Radio New Zealand, July 10, 2012
Interview on Today, Irish Radio1, June 25, 2012 (from 1:20:30 - 1:34:05)
10 minute interview on Denver radio, with David Sirota, June 12, 2012: