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The science of plants : inside their secret world / Smithsonian ; in association with Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew ; senior editor, Helen Fewster ; US editors, Megan Douglass, Karyn Gerhard ; contributors, Jamie Ambrose, Dr. Ross Bayton, Matt Candeias, Dr. Sarah Jose, Andrew Mikoljaski, Esther Ripley, David Summers.

Fewster, Helen. (Added Author). Douglass, Megan. (Added Author). Gerhard, Karyn. (Added Author). Ambrose, Jamie (Author of nature books for children) (Added Author). Bayton, Ross. (Added Author). Candeias, Matt. (Added Author). Jose, Sarah. (Added Author). Mikolajski, Andrew. (Added Author). Ripley, Esther. (Added Author). Summers, David. (Added Author). Smithsonian Institution. (Added Author). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. (Added Author). DK Publishing, Inc. (Added Author).

"Explore the intricate inner workings of the plant kingdom--where seeds become shoots, and flowers become fruits--with this spectacular introduction to botany and how plants work. Stunning photography and engaging text combine to explain the intimate secrets of both the familiar and exotic, from roses and lilies to rainforest orchids, mangroves, and cacti. Discover how plants in scorching deserts, on frozen mountain peaks, and along coastal shores adapt to the challenging conditions in which they grow. Learn how roots and leaves provide food and energy, and how plants deploy extraordinary strategies to protect their precious resources from animals and insects--from bristly stems, thorny branches, and sticky resin to chemical messages designed to attract help from other creatures. Chapters on roots, stems and branches, leaves, flowers, and seeds and fruits ensure that every part of the plant is thoroughly explored. Meet plants with leaves that eat meat, flowers that use color and scent to communicate with their pollinators, and trees that withstand hurricanes, as well as seeds and fruits designed to travel phenomenal distances to fertile ground. To complete the picture, there is a detailed catalog of more than 70 significant plant families--from onions and orchids to tree ferns, horsetails, and club mosses--together with a full list of all the families in the plant kingdom."

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780744048438
  • ISBN: 0744048435
  • Physical Description: 440 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
  • Edition: American edition.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : DK, 2022.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
At head of title: Smithsonian.
"Content previously published as Flora in 2018"--Title page verso.
Formatted Contents Note:
The plant kingdom -- Roots -- Stems and branches -- Leaves -- Flowers -- Seed and fruits.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Senior editor, Helen Fewster ; US editors, Megan Douglass, Karyn Gerhard ; contributors, Jamie Ambrose, Dr. Ross Bayton, Matt Candeas, Dr. Sarah Jose, Andrew Mikoljaski, Esther Ripley, David Summers.
Subject: Plants > Pictorial works.
Plants > Identification.
Botany > Pictorial works.
Botanical illustration.
Genre: Illustrated works.

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Trone Memorial Library (East Berlin) YA 580 SCI (Text)
Honor: This book is donated in honor of Phil DeRienzo, East Berlin Pharmacy by Barbie McCarthy & Robert Greer -- "Thank you for your caring heart!"
35740636066961 Young Adult Nonfiction Checked Out 06/28/2024

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