Green Week: Go Green 2015. Tuesday

Green Week Beate's letteringTrinity College Library supports College’s Green Week 2015, 16-20 February.

Recent additions to the Library’s collections.

All titles are available from the Library.

Plant behaviour and intelligence / Anthony Trewavas. Oxford University Press, 2014.

scan0003Location: Berkeley Basement

Shelfmark: HL-366-646

In this book, Professor Anthony Trewavas addresses the controversial topic of plant intelligence. The book contains 26 short chapters, designed to be read either independently, or as a unit. Three main concepts are covered: that plant cells may have self-awareness; that they respond to challenges with behavioural changes; and that they do this in a way that implies intelligent behaviour. Trewavas presents an introduction to plant behaviour for a broad readership, intentionally keeping technical content to a minimum. The text is also recommended as a suitable reference text for undergraduate and graduate students of plant evolution and ecology.


The environmental legacy of the UC natural reserve system / edited by Peggy L. Fiedler, Susan Gee Rumsey, and Kathleen M. Wong. University of California Press, 2013.

scan0005Location: Berkeley Basement

Shelfmark: HL-360-207

In this text, Fiedler, Rumsey and Wong present a beautifully illustrated guide to the world’s largest university-administered natural reserve. The NRS at the University of California has provided an irreplaceable resource and source of research, education and public service for over 50 years. This book provides an overview of its origins, establishment and evolution, detailing how the reserve conserves landscape, preserves natural diversity and records human history.