Stephen Harrod Buhner is one of my favorite herbal authors in part because of the breadth of topics he addresses: from antibiotic resistance and Lyme's disease to plant spirit medicine. Buhner vividly brings to life everything from the ingenious workings of bacteria to the process of intuitively communicating with plants. The clincher for me, though, is the depth of research evident in each of his books.
In Plant Intelligence and the Imaginal Realm, Buhner does it again. This book makes the case that humans (and animals, plants, etc.) have a specific
ecological function that is important to health of the planet. Buhner offers a new way of thinking about the current environmental situation since, as Einstein said, "We cannot solve the problems facing us by using the same kind of thinking that created them."