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Book Review: The Secret of Plants in the Environment

A Thank You Blog Review – Secret of Plants in the Environment

About the Author:

Award-winning author, lecturer, and research writer, Dr Rishikesh Upadhyay believes in and writes about plants and their environment. He loves learning and teaching to expand his horizons and ideas. Currently, he’s now teaching Plant Stress Biology and Plant Biochemistry at a local government college affiliated to Assam University, India.

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About the Book:

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 the 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.

It also 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.

The Thank You Blog Review

Happy world vegan day! I think there is no good day than world vegan day to talk about plants. When there is a sudden shift from dairy and meat-based food to plant-based nutrition there comes a need to know about plants and understand their nature.

This book – Secret of Plants in the Environment’ elaborates on 16 different factors that play a vital role in plant growth and development.

We as a generation focus a lot on the word stress.

We always think about animals or human beings when we talk about stress, but there is stress in plants also.

This book highlights that our environment affects our quality of life.

Oxygen to every human being is more vital than our insurance policy for life.

Plants are the only source of life-saving oxygen.

The author in his book has shared his learnings and experiences about plants, their behaviour and, the way they respond to different factors. Starting from temperature change, chemical agents, electric stimulus, mechanosensing, responses to light, the influence of magnetic fields, drought and heat adaptation, response to water, heavy metal stress, environmental pollution, plant response to salinity, adaptation to biotic components, mineral nutrients, plant response to freezing and plant response to radiations.

The book helps us understand the mechanism, behaviour and, response of plants better so, we take better care of the plants that serve as the basis for life.

This plant represents what’s happening inside of you. The world, like the soil, is cold and dark – layered with a history of destruction and death. You were planted in this world to rise above it. Do you not see? The very existence of this darkness allows you to become a light to the world.” – Seth Adam Smith. Quote and unquote from The Secret of Plants In the Environment.

The book is for you if you are doing plant-related studies at the undergraduate or postgraduate level. It is also for everyone who wants to know about plants and the different factors that play a significant role in plant growth and development.

I rate the book 4 out of 5 as it gives information and enriches our knowledge about plants that make our environment suitable for livelihood.

Book is found online at –

Amazon –

Barnes & Noble

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