#FridayReads – Book Preview – The Life of Plants in a Changing Environment

Recently I received a request for a review or spotlight feature for this book. I read the sample pages on Amazon and decided that the academic style of the writing was too much for me to enjoy reading. Still, it is a good book, especially for people of a more scientific bent, and certainly for those studying botany and biology in school. There’s also some good information in the book for farmers and backyard gardeners on how plants are affected by climate change and chemicals in the air, with tips on dealing with the effects.

So, I’m happy to give a boost to:

The Life of Plants in a Changing Environment by Rishikesh Upadhyay

Plants experience stress due to environmental changes, either in biotic or abiotic form, during their life cycle. Non-heritable modifications in morphological, physiological or biochemical characteristics tend to reduce or decrease growth and productivity, and sometimes lead to death.

This book presents an exhaustive overview of the specific effects and modifications that could occur in this regards, and will serve to consolidate the ideas to promote standardization of plant adaptation to these changes in the environment. This book returns to the facts of both biotic and abiotic stress, detailing an essential aspect of plant life in the context of stress response.

The text is a comprehensive, current reference that effectively addresses issues and concerns related to plant stress in natural environments. Although many reference books about abiotic stress and other environmental stresses have been published, they all exist in relative isolation from one another, covering only one specific topic. This book is, rather, a comprehensive review of all aspects of the responses of plants to changes in the environment.

Book is available online at AMAZON OR:


Check out the reviews and comments on GOODREADS



“Upadhyay has clearly spent a great deal of time researching the topic and has endeavored to get the most up-to-date and accurate information on each of the pressing issues. This is definitely one of those books that give you the ammunition to fight within any argument about what is taking place”Paul, Blogger, England

“Each section is broken into specific issues and ends with a great wrap up conclusion that further helped this non-scientist understand the highly advanced information” Jennie Rosenblum, Editor and reviewer

 “Upadhyay has done a great job in researching the topic and then penning down his thoughts and the facts, in a lucid narration and making it easy for the readers to understand the context and can relate that how our actions sometimes harm plants’ life in turn”  Kritika, fervent reader and traveler



Rishikesh Upadhyay, also known as R K Upadhyay, was born and grew up in a small Nepalis’ hamlet, Bhanjung Basti via Mahadev Tilla, just a few kilometres of Haflong, the district headquarters of North Cachar Hills (now Dima Hasao district), India to Late Pitamber Upadhaya (father) and Nandakala (Bawni) Upadhaya (mother). His research and teaching works has focused largely on the environmental physiology, eco-physiology, stress biology and biochemistry of plants. He can also be reached online at:



That’s all for today, folks. Next Friday I’ll be back with another excerpt from Brutal Season, the upcoming book in the Seasons Mystery Series. I hope you have a great weekend. Be safe. Be happy.

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