Plants (Paperback)

Why You Can't Live Without Them

By Bill Wolverton

Roli Books, 9788174367518, 144pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2010

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Description

Though essential to our existance, plants get sidelined in the hustle and bustle of city life. The revolutionary concept of 'eco-landscaping' heralds the effort to bring greenery back into the concrete jungle we inhabit. Plants: Why You Can't Live Without Them explores how our homes and offices can be made healthier and more cheerful with plants.

Air-conditioned rooms, synthetic building materials and inadequate ventilation cause numerous respiratory and nervous disorders. The mere presence of plants has been proved to lessen enviornmental pollution, increase labour productivity and reduce the cost of healthcare.Plants also provide medical herbs and nutritious food that go a very long in extending our lifespan.From the refreshening up of indoor space, to creating a variety of gardens, and to natural methods of waste recycling, Plants elaborates the diverse means by which to enhance our living.

Produced after many years of scientific research and data collection, this book is a comprehensive study of the amazing benefits of plants, which are nature's gift to us and provide us sustenance.



About the Author

Dr. B.C. 'Bill' Wolverton is a retired NASA scientist and has received numerous patents and wards for his pioneering research into enviromental pollution. He lectured throughout the world and his publication include Eco-friendly Houseplants(or How to Grow Fresh Air), now in fifteen translations, and Growing Clean Water-Nature's Solution to Water Pollution.Kozaburo Takenaka, Founder of Takenaka Garden Afforestation, the topmost plant leasing company in Japan, has created many styles of green enviroments in all manner of indoor and outdoor spaces. He has conducted research with universities into green plant related technologies, with experiments in natural and artificial enviroments, soil developement and water resources.