• Title: The Secret of Plants in the Environment
  • Author: Rishikesh Upadhyay
  • Publisher: Notion Press on April 4, 2020
  • Genre: Non-Fiction – Science
  • Pages: 204
  • Formats Available: Paperback & Digital
  • Rating: 4/5

Many thanks to Rishikesh Upadhyay for providing me with a digital copy of The Secret of Plants in the Environment with a request for an honest review.

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The Secret of Plants in the Environment Blurb

Plants are sessile organisms that are unable to move but face the challenge of ever-changing or adverse environments. The study of the development of environmental changes in tolerant plants is fundamental for the maintenance and streamlining of high crop yields and plant adaptation in natural environments. The identification of genes that lead to changes or stress tolerance is urgently needed for the growth and development of plants in their natural environment. The Secret of Plants in the ENVIRONMENT addresses environmental concerns such as the different types of stress situations and plant adaptation to changing environments, including the positive and negative effects of stress on the growth of crops, the beginning stages of plant life cycles, and plant output. This book seeks to discuss the impact of environmental changes or stress on plant life, environmental stress physiology, and adaptation mechanisms. It highlights the impact of environmental stresses on plants and crops under changing environments and gives a comprehensive overview of how plants respond to such environments.In addition, it serves as a helpful guide to the students of BSc, MSc and to all professionals engaged in teaching and research on environmental-related subjects. It dwells on some important aspects of environmental change or stress as the main issue affecting the survival of plants at the early stages of their life cycle. Hence, the author hopes that both early-career scientists and research scholars interested in pursuing environmental science to an advanced stage would also benefit from the important information discussed in this book


My Review

The Secret of Plants in the Environment is a brilliant book that tells how climate change affects crops and other plant life. The discussion of how stress affects the life cycle and crop yields is well-done. Though, I would say that this book is more compatible with students and other scientific intellectuals.

I enjoyed how each chapter had a quote that hinted at what the chapter was about. These quotes were insightful, and I looked forward to each one. I will admit to skipping ahead several times to read the quotes.

The chapters are good at moving from more basic ideas to the most difficult ones. They follow the cycles of plant life in an educated way that makes sense even to a layperson such as me. 

My only complaint is that the book is hard to understand if you don’t have a good grasp of botany and other sciences. The language did not move smoothly for me, which made it difficult to comprehend. I read some passages many times but, I still didn’t understand the concepts presented.

What I could understand, I enjoyed. That is why I feel good about awarding The Secret Life of Plants in the Environment 4 out of 5 stars. If you have any interest in botany and the environment, you might like this book.

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