By Joseph Seckbach,Zvy Dubinsky

This new ebook takes us via a trip from youth to fashionable agriculture. The thirty 8 authors current present reports at the interrelation of plants-animals. This subject has consistently interested guy, as evidenced even by way of the 1st chapters of Genesis. the area of aqueous and terrestrial fauna seemed on early earth merely after the plant life lined the components with the fairway pigmentation. just about all existence is determined by sun through the photosynthesis of the botanical global. We learn abut the harnessing of bee pollination of vegetation to make it a vital part of contemporary agriculture pastime. a few crops seduce bugs for pollination by way of their visual appeal (e.g., disguised orchids appeal to visitors); there's the creation of candy nectar as a bribe in plant life to draw bees, butterflies, and honey-sucking birds. a selected notable phenomena are the carnivorous vegetation that experience built trapping and digesting platforms of bugs and better animals.

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