... Tear green leaf of any plant - in the palm of your hand one of the most amazing creations of nature and centuries-old riddle, the solution of which already centuries beat the best human minds.
All my life we \u200b\u200bare surrounded by plants. But how many know that just because they made possible life on earth? The spacecraft flying away into the unknown gave the universe, loaded containers with small colonies, barely visible to the eye, the microalgae Chlorella. What? In the quiet of his study scientist bent over a microscope, scrutinizing the green leaf surface. What is he looking for? What secrets are trying to solve?
Questions more and more. How did you get in Russia sunflowers and potatoes - the natives of South America and why they are here found their second home? Alive any more trees, which marched past the legions of Julius Caesar? And the more a man knows the "green friend", the more mysterious it becomes.
A. Prokofiev book "The World of Plants" - a good addition to an interesting, popular books N. Zinger "Entertaining botany", N. Verzilina "Traveling with house plants", "In the wake of Robinson Crusoe" and others. Such books we fall a little, and maybe that's why the minds of youth, conquered space, physical, mathematical and technological achievements of our age, very rarely turn toward interesting problems of botany.
Let's hope that this little book will be a good friend to everyone who loves nature of our planet.