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Incredible plants
Dow, Lesley.
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Publication Information:
[Alexandria, VA] : Time-Life Books, [1997]

Physical Description:
64 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm.
Explores the world of plants, where and how they live, and their relationships with animals.
General Note:
Includes index.
Format :


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QK49 .D638 1997 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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An exciting illustrated reference library for children age 8 and up. Integrated, highly visual approach sure to engage "video-age" kids. Authoritative, up-to-date information plus games, quizzes, puzzles, and activities.

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 4^-6. From the Nature Company Discoveries series, which evidently originates in Australia, this book contains a great deal of miscellaneous information about plants. Each double-page spread presents a new subject, such as "Plants with Spores," "Life in the Desert," and "Medicines from Plants." The many colorful paintings, diagrams, and photographs, better than those in most science series books, fill most of the pages and effectively illustrate the text. The coverage is broad and rather cursory; however, browsers will pick up interesting bits of plant lore and some useful information and diagrams for reports. --Carolyn Phelan

School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-7‘More for browsing than for reports, this vividly illustrated, oversized introduction effectively presents basic information about the plant world. Included are topics such as plant structure, reproduction, and life cycles; different types of plant life; the various biomes in which they live; and the ways humans utilize plants for food, medicine, and textiles. A chapter on tree identification rounds out the presentation. A double-page spread is devoted to each topic with related full-color pictures to further the explanations. An attractive four-page foldout shows canopy and floor views of a tropical rainforest. Jenny Tesar's Green Plants (Blackbirch, 1993) and Robin Kerrod's Plant Life (Marshall Cavendish, 1994) offer good solid information for reports.‘Cynthia M. Sturgis, Ledding Library, Milwaukee, OR (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.