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Conifer Division

Conifer Division

by Rebecca Stefoff
     
 
Conifers range from familiar pines that grow in almost all parts of the world, to the towering redwoods and sequoias of the American West, to rare plumyews found only in remote Asian forests. these 600 or so species of evergreen trees and shrubs bear their seeds in cones and keep their needlelike leaves through all seasons. Although the conifers are greatly

Overview

Conifers range from familiar pines that grow in almost all parts of the world, to the towering redwoods and sequoias of the American West, to rare plumyews found only in remote Asian forests. these 600 or so species of evergreen trees and shrubs bear their seeds in cones and keep their needlelike leaves through all seasons. Although the conifers are greatly outnumbered by other kinds of plants in the world today, they are an ancient part of the plant kingdom. The Conifer Division explores the origins of these 310-million-year-old plants, as well as their unique physical features and roles in the environment. The Conifer Division also looks at the enormous cultural and economic importance of these plants and at the questions hanging over the fate of the world's last great conifer forests.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Tiffany Torbeck
Conifer trees go far beyond the typical Christmas tree. From giant redwoods to tiny bonsai trees, the conifer division spans the globe. As part of the plant family, conifers evolved 310 million years ago, and gave rise to the trees we know today. One might think that the evolution of trees is boring, but with pictures of fossilized leaves and asides about insects preserved in amber from conifers, students will appreciate how the trees we see today came into existence. Avid tree climbers will appreciate how scientists measure the world's tallest trees and budding environmentalists will be amazed at how viruses, bugs and humans affect the future of the conifer division. The text is good at defining vocabulary and delivering the information in an educational way. The chapter divisions will be useful for school reports and students will be able to read selected sections and come away with quite a bit of information. Whether read as a whole, or just a chapter or two, this book serves the purpose of making readers more aware of the plant life around them. Reviewer: Tiffany Torbeck

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761430773
Publisher:
Cavendish Square Publishing
Publication date:
09/28/2008
Series:
Family Trees Series
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
11 - 14 Years

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