My First Book Review – “The Secret of Plants in the Environment”

I feel honoured to write a review for the book – “The Secret of Plants in the Environment” by Dr. Rishikesh Upadhyay. I am writing this purely out of my passion towards Plant and Environment science.

The Secret of Plants in the Environment is a well-researched and informative literary piece of work which says about the impact of various environmental factors on plants. It addresses the 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 took me few days to read it full as I have very little Botany background (Plus 1 and Plus 2) and more of Microbiology and medical background, but I love plants and so I read this book with great interest. I recommend this book for all plants lovers, Botany students, Biotechnology students, Agriculture students, Plant science students, Environment Microbiology/Biotechnology students and those keen in researching about Plants, Environment, etc. This is really like a text book, but also a perfect piece of well-researched information. For those who do not have any Botany/Agriculture/Plant Science background may not find it quite interesting except the starting quotes on the beginning of each chapter. The efforts put by Dr Rishikesh Upadhyay in writing this book is highly appreciative.

Thanks for giving me the opportunity to read this awesome book and bring me back to the learning days. I also like to mention about the “Psychological factors” affecting Plant Growth and yield. Human intervention, our love and care also affect plants a lot. Singing near plants, touching them with love and care, putting incenses near plants also have positive effects on their growth, flowering, and yielding of fruits. Love and care can even bring a drying plant back to life from my own personal experience. I am also a tea taster too. Earlier days, our tea leaves were hand plucked. Later, machines came into existence and machine plucking started due to various reasons and tea quality changed too. Plants too have sensations like us humans. They react to loving, careful plucking and mindless plucking by machines and even humans.

Best wishes to Dr. Rishikesh Upadhyay.

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24 thoughts on “My First Book Review – “The Secret of Plants in the Environment”

    1. Thanks dear 😊❤🙏 I studied BSc. General Microbiology in graduation. Then undergone Medical Transcription training in an MNC in Technopark and joined there. Later did MBA in Marketing, Yoga Alliance Training for Yoga Instructor, NLP, Mindfulness, and Certificate diploma in Tea Tasting and Marketing, few online Medical and Law courses from Coursera and Udemy. Now working as Medical Transcription QA/Editor and Medicolegal Transcriptionist for US and Australian clients. What about you dear?

      1. Wow!❤
        Totally fascinated by your thirst for knowledge…
        I’m currently a first year degree student.
        Doing my graduation in Political Science.
        You from Thiruvananthapuram right?

      2. Great to know you are doing graduation in Political Science Lorraine 😊❤ Interesting subject. Yes, I’m from Thiruvananthapuram. You too stays here, right?

      3. That’s great. I visited Payyanur, Talipparambu, and Thalasseri during college days. Lovely people there and awesome biriyani 😊❤

      4. I studied at Rajapuram, Kasargod and visited my friends home at Payyanur. I visited Talipparambu and Thalassery for an ABVP camp. During that time, I visited a big Siva temple which had been attacked by Tippu Sultan, but do not remember its name. It was a very beautiful temple 🙂

  1. What a lovely Review Krishna. And to think that plants feel, and respond to singing, touch, etc. And to know that they feel stress too. I think I knew about the stress, and that is very interesting. Avreally good Review Krishna.

    1. Thanks dear Lorraine 😊❤🙏 Yes dear, plants respond to our love and care. Twice had I experienced it. Once with a dried Koovalam plant (favorite plant of Lord Siva) and later with curry leaves plant. With mantra chanting, loving touch, and careful watering, I was able to bring them back to life. Curry leaves plant even flowered after few days to show her happiness. When I feel sad or stressed, I sit near plants and chant or sing. I feel Almighty consoling me through them and I feel happy and refreshed again 😊 You too try it with plants and trees. It really works.

      1. Oh Krishna that is wonderful. I love to think of you chanting and singing near to plants and trees. My favourite flower is the blue Himalayan poppy and they grow in really adverse circumstances as you will know. I would love to see them growing naturally in the Himalayas. I have seen them here in our country growing in gardens and we have grown them too, and I talk to them, and once wrote a Meditation on a blue poppy 😊

      2. Beautiful dear Lorraine 😊❤ Happy to read about your blue Himalayan poppy. May you once visit Himalayas and see them growing there. More than humans, plants, trees, and animals respond to our love and reciprocate. They have very little distractions compared to humans world. And also their love to us is unconditional unlike human love.

    1. But have to forget everything to experience the truth within. Knowledge and all possessions are just for living and nothing else. More reading and more thoughts will hinder the inner silence and blissful experience 😊 Anyway, thanks 😊❤

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