Plants to the Rescue!: The Plants, Trees, and Fungi That Are Solving Some of the World's Biggest Problems by Baliga, Vikram

Plants to the Rescue!: The Plants, Trees, and Fungi That Are Solving Some of the World's Biggest Problems

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In the ongoing fight against climate change, plastic pollution, and diseases, scientists are turning to an unlikely ally--Plants to the Rescue!

Everyone knows plants are pretty cool. They create oxygen for us to breathe (fairly essential), provide us with trees to climb, and give us pretty flowers to put in vases. But it turns out that plants can do a whole lot more than that too! In this brilliant botany book by podcaster, TikToker, and plant professor Dr. Vikram Baliga, get ready to drop your jaw on the floor when you find out about:

- The spinach that can detect landmines AND send emails
- The fig trees used to create living bridges
- The glow-in-the-dark plants that might one day light your home

You'll also learn about the prickly cactus that can be turned into an eco-friendly bag and the fungi that likes to feed on oil spills.

Perfect for anyone who loves nature and wildlife, as well as the scientists of the future--you won't look at plants and trees in the same way again!

Featuring illustrations by Brian Lambert

Author: Vikram Baliga, Neon Squid
Publisher: Neon Squid
Published: 07/11/2023
Pages: 80
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.4lbs
Size: 10.90h x 8.60w x 0.60d
ISBN: 9781684493296
Audience: Ages 9-12


Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 05/01/2023

About the Author

Dr. Vikram Baliga is a Horticulture Lecturer at Texas Tech University. He hosts the Planthropology podcast, where he interviews amazing people from the world of botany, and has a popular account on TikTok.

Brian Lambert creates art that is bright, vibrant, and versatile with a unique and warm-hearted feel. Brian enjoys working on illustrations from his home in the beautiful Inland Northwest. He spends his spare time drawing, dreaming, and hanging out with his wife and cat.

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