Desert Plantsby Susan Reading
Explores the way in which some plants, & the animals that depend on them, have developed to survive in desert conditions. Many amazing adaptations, from the highly specialized cacti, with their swollen stems & spiny leaves, to the desert ephemerals that flower, set seed & die within days, are portrayed. Explains what a desert is, describes deserts of the world, & provides fascinating details of how plants live in the deserts. Beautifully illustrated with color photographs & drawings. Includes a glossary.
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