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Published: 30 March 2017

240 Pages | 12 black and white halftones and 10 colour plates


ISBN: 9780198745600

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Fortress Plant

How to survive when everything wants to eat you

Dale Walters

  • Looks at how plants defend themselves against a wide variety of attackers, such as big animals, tiny insects, fungi, and bacteria, using an arsenal of weapons
  • Explores the evolution of plant defences, showing how they have resulted from an arms race with attackers that has been raging for millions of years
  • Describes the approaches by which scientists learn about plant defences
  • Considers how we can use our knowledge of plant defences to help protect our food crops and forests

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