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The Virtuous Weed: Weedy by Name only, Not Weedy by Nature by Nimal R. Chandrasena

The Virtuous Weed: Weedy by Name only, Not Weedy by Nature by Nimal R. Chandrasena

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Weeds, as a group of plants, are unloved by some people. However, this dislike is not universal. Weeds are colonizing, pioneering plants, with special botanical and ecological attributes. They are a critical component of Mother Earth's rich biodiversity. They are also Nature's Gifts from which humans can learn many lessons. This book provides compelling evidence of the virtuous side of weeds and their utilization potential for people's livelihoods and sustainable future societies The book will surely open a critical dialogue on weeds, across borders that separate divergent views. Can weeds be appreciated for their critical ecological roles? Can they be managed in situations where they may become problematic? Weeds are shadows of men. The history of weeds is essentially the history of human societies since the agricultural revolution.

A paradigm shift to tolerate the extraordinarily resourceful weedy taxa ('living with weeds") appears prudent as plants and animals, as well as human societies, face uncertain times in a changing global climate.

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