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Title:
Plant / written by David Burnie ; [special photography by Andrew McRobb... et al.]
Call Number:
SHARED SYSTEM
Publication Date:
1989.
Edition:
1st American ed.
Publisher:
New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1989.
Physical Description:
63 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Contents:
What is a plant? -- The parts of a plant -- A plant is born -- Bursting into bloom -- A light diet -- A simple flower dissected -- A complex flower -- All sorts of flowers -- How a plant is pollinated -- Strange pollinators -- From flower to fruit -- How seeds are spread -- Borne on the wind -- Spreading without seeds -- Living leaves -- Self-defense -- Creepers and climbers -- Meat eaters -- Caught in a trap -- Parasitic plants -- Plant passengers -- Adapting to water -- Surviving above the snowline -- Living without water -- Food from plants -- The story of wheat -- Potions and poisons -- The plant collectors -- Looking at plants.
Summary:
A photo essay introduces the world of plants, including the germination of seeds, plant defenses, and uses of plants.
Horizon Bib Number:
151607
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