Trees, Leaves, Flowers & Seeds: A visual encyclopedia of the plant kingdom
A unique 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,and even the air we breathe, yet we know surprisingly little aboutthem. Why do thistles bristle with spines? How do some plants trapand eat insects? Did you know there are trees that are 5,000 yearsold? Trees, Leaves, Flowers & Seeds explores themysterious world of plants to find the answers to these and manymore questions.Each type of plant--such as a flowering plant, tree, grass, orcactus--is examined close up, with an example shown from all anglesand even in cross section, to highlight the key parts. Thenpicture-packed galleries show the wonderful variety of plants ondifferent themes, perhaps the habitat they grow in, a flowerfamily, or the plants that supply us with our staple foods. But thebook also takes a fun look at some truly weird and wonderfulplants, including trees with fruits like a giant's fingers, orchidsthat look like monkey faces, seeds that spin like helicopters, andtrees that drip poison.So open this beautiful book and find out more about amazingTrees, Leaves, Flowers & Seeds.