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Trees, Leaves, Flowers & Seeds: A visual encyclopedia of the plant kingdom

Trees, Leaves, Flowers & Seeds: A visual encyclopedia of the plant kingdom (Hardback)

By DK

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A unique and beautiful children's guide to the extraordinary world of plants, from the smallest seeds to the tallest trees. We couldn't live without plants. We need them for food, shelter, even the air we breathe, yet we know surprisingly little about them. Why do thistles bristl... read full description below.

ISBN 9780241339923
Barcode 9780241339923
Published 3 September 2019 by Dorling Kindersley Publishers
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780241339923
ISBN-10 0241339928
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
Imprint DK Children
Publication Date 3 September 2019
International Publication Date 5 September 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By DK
Category Science
Technology & Applied Sciences
Natural History, Dinosaurs & Pets
Reference Works
Botany & Plant Sciences
Conservation Of Wildlife & Habitats
Plant Life: General
Number of Pages 192
Dimensions Width: 225mm
Height: 285mm
Spine: 20mm
Weight 1,018g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
Library of Congress Plants - Encyclopedias, Juvenile
NBS Text Children's General Non-Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile;General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 580.3
Catalogue Code 997253

Description of this Book

A unique and beautiful children's guide to the extraordinary world of plants, from the smallest seeds to the tallest trees. We couldn't live without plants. We need them for food, shelter, even the air we breathe, yet we know surprisingly little about them. Why do thistles bristle with spines? How do some plants trap and eat insects? Did you know there are trees more than 5,000 years old? Trees, Leaves, Flowers & Seeds explores the mysterious world of plants to find the answers to these and many more questions. Each type of plant - such as a flowering plant, a tree, a grass, or cactus - is examined close-up, with an example shown from all angles and even in cross-section. Then picture-packed galleries show the wonderful variety of plants on different themes, perhaps the habitat they grow in, a flower family, or the plants that supply us with our staple foods. But the book also takes a fun, more sideways look at some truly weird and wonderful plants, including trees with fruits like a giant's fingers, orchids that look like monkey faces, seeds that spin like helicopters, and trees that drip poison. So open this fascinating book and find out more about the amazing world of trees, leaves, flowers, and seeds.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Sarah Jose (author) is a science writer and editor, who left the botany laboratory to share her deep love of plants with the world. Dr Jose has previously collaborated on DK's beautiful book Flora- Inside the Secret World of Plants. Chris Clennett (consultant) is a professional horticulturist and botanist. Dr Clennett has written books, scientific papers, and plant profiles, and was the Wakehurst garden manager in West Sussex for more than 30 years.

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