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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