Sociability is not a word easily associated with plants. However, these first citizens of Earth are amazing life forms with powers to surprise us if only we care enough to shed our prejudices. Plants form alliances, maybe even friendships, with other plants and with animals too. They wage war against enemies, using chemicals to delineate territory which they defend ferociously. They employ mercenaries. They use subtle strategies for survival, recruiting agents to suit their purpose. Secrets of plant life as uncovered by modern science reveal that plants lead lives far from being silently mundane. The word 'extraordinary' would sum it up rather more aptly. This book offers a startling new perspective on the world of plants, presenting an atypical point of view that ignites a sense of wonder as it explores the plant world.