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The Incredible Journey of Plants (L'incredibile viaggio delle piante) | Italian Book Club of the Dante Alighieri Society BC



The Incredible Journey of Plants  (L'incredibile viaggio delle piante) | Italian Book Club of the Dante Alighieri Society BC

Presented by the Dante Alighieri Society of BC, with the support of the Istituto Italiano di Cultura Toronto.

The next meeting of the Italian Book Club will take place on Tuesday, December 14 at 8:30PM EST / 5:30PM PST.

The group will discuss the novel The Incredible Journey of Plants (L'incredibile viaggio delle piante) by Stefano Mancuso (Editori Laterza, 2018). Benedetta Diamanti will coordinate.

Please note that the discussion will be in Italian. An intermediate to advanced level of Italian is recommended.

To register, please email

The Italian Book Club meets ONLINE on ZOOM once a month.

Meet other bibliophiles, share ideas and deepen your understanding of Italian literature, history and culture.

The Italian Book Club is FREE and open to all those in Canada interested in friendly and thought-provoking discussions of Italian books: fiction, non-fiction, classics, prize-winners, etc.

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Schedule and more info:


How plants sail around the world, how they bring life to sterile islands, how they have been able to grow in inaccessible and inhospitable places, how they manage to travel through time, how they convince animals to be transported everywhere. These are just some of the amazing things told in the stories you will find in this book. Stories of pioneers, fugitives, veterans, fighters, hermits, lords of the time. In this accessible, absorbing overview, Mancuso considers how plants convince animals to transport them around the world, and how some plants need particular animals to spread; how they have been able to grow in places so inaccessible and inhospitable as to remain isolated; how they resisted the atomic bomb and the Chernobyl disaster; how they are able to bring life to sterile islands; how they can travel through the ages, as they sail around the world.


Stefano Mancuso is one of the world’s leading authorities in the field of plant neurobiology, which explores signaling and communication at all levels of biological organization. He is the associate professor at the University of Florence in Italy and has published more than 250 scientific papers in international journals.



Date: Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Time: At 8:30 pm

Organized by : Dante Alighieri Society of BC

In collaboration with : Istituto Italiano di Cultura Toronto

Entrance : Free


Online via Zoom