Hi dearest placentates! Welcome into this new section of the channel, in which I’ll talk a bit about scientific report’s books, mostly about biology but not only; obviously without spoiler, spoilers are evil. Understood, people who spoiler me stuff?!? For this first episode I’ve decided to tell you about “Brilliant green”, published for the first time in 2013 and written by Stefano Mancuso, among various things professor at the University of Florence and director of the International Laboratory of Plant Neurobiology (LINV), and Alessandra Viola, scientific journalist. A little parenthesis before starting: in case you are interested in this book, in description you can find the link to get it on Amazon; it’s an affiliate link, which means: if you buy the book from here, for you there is no additional cost, but you’ll force an international giant to give a little contribute to the channel! That said, I’ll give you an advice: if you have the possibility to get it in a library, do it! You can never know if you like a book so much that you want it on your bookshelf before reading it, so it can be a good idea to borrow it and then, if you liked it and you’d like your own copy, to buy it (maybe from the link down below!). It’s also true that it’s not always easy to find books about scientific report in the library, but if I were you, I’d try. Hurray libraries! Good, now that I’ve finished going against myself, let’s start. As the subtitle [The surprising history and science of Plant intelligence] and the cover already suggest, this book talks about plants, in particular it talks about things that plants do that seem surprising to people don’t know a lot about plants, or that think of them as apathetic beings; in this case, if you haven’t watched it yet, I leave you up here and in description the video in which I talk about interesting things that plants do. I’m well aware of the fact that a lot of people are not exactly a fan of plant biology, but if you think you’re in front of a boring and not exciting reading, I’m sure you’ll have a surprise. In fact, you’ll not find just explanation about the classic plant’s topics, but also and mostly about less debated but very interesting topics, such as the communication between plants and the sleep of plants. Other than being a relatively short reading for a scientific report book, with its 140 pages, it’s written in a quite fluid way, so even people who are not avid readers can finish it without forcing themselves too much. Furthermore, other than being divided into chapters according to the topics, there’s a division in paragraphs into the chapters; so really, if you’re not people that like to read for a long time, don’t be afraid: you’ll find a lot of good point to stop and put a nice bookmark! Moreover, scattered around the book you’ll find historic anecdotes that, in my opinion, contribute to make the reading more pleasant. Another thing noteworthy in the organization of the bibliography. If you’ve ever read a scientific report book, probably you’ve noticed that there’s a bibliography, that is the list of articles and books that act as references to the content of the book; this section is very interesting, because it can be a good starting point to examine in depth a topic that you’re particularly interested in. Unfortunately, however, it’s not always clear and well organized, so it can make the research of articles and books a bit complex. In this case, instead, I’ve found the organization of the bibliography very usable, also by whom has never used it! In fact, at the end of every chapter, there’s a brief bibliography related to the chapter, sometimes with little indications from the authors, so it’s quite simple to identify the reference we’re interested in and then obtain it. This is possible also because, as said before, it’s quite a short book, other than being accessible to all, so not extremely in-depth as it may be a textbook for botanists. For this reason, I recommend it especially to whom doesn’t normally show interest in plants but would like to start, but also to whom’s interested in plants but has never had the occasion to examine the topic in depth. Let’s say it’s a good starting point to move to more complex/demanding readings. Well, what to say? I hope you’ve liked the video! If then you got in the mood to go ask for books to your librarian as if you’re trying to buy illegal goods, leave a “like”, share it with whom you prefer and subscribe to the channel. I remind you that I’m starting with two videos a month and that the next one is out on the fourth Monday of this month; anyway, for updated and other stuff, you can follow me on Instagram, you can find the link in description. Thank you so much for watching, see you next time!