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Ferns, Mosses & Other Spore-Producing Plants
     

Ferns, Mosses & Other Spore-Producing Plants

by Steve Parker
 

This book introduces you to a fascinating group of plants, from hornworts to tree ferns. It examines how these plants get energy and reproduce, as well as how they evolved from prehistoric plants. It also looks at how people use spore-producing plants for food, decoration, and even medicine. Did You Know?
• Some ferns are as tall as trees, reaching 80

Overview

This book introduces you to a fascinating group of plants, from hornworts to tree ferns. It examines how these plants get energy and reproduce, as well as how they evolved from prehistoric plants. It also looks at how people use spore-producing plants for food, decoration, and even medicine. Did You Know?
• Some ferns are as tall as trees, reaching 80 feet (24 meters).
• There are about 10,000 species of mosses.
• One species of moss is used as stuffing for beds and pillows.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Phyllis Kennemer
Although mosses, liverworts, ferns, and other spore-producing plants do not have flowers, blossoms, or seeds, they are a vital part of nature with their own type of beauty. Appearing throughout the world, spore-producing plants help improve the soil and provide food and shelter for many kinds of animals. Following this introduction, eighteen chapters containing colorful photographs and concise text appear on double-page spreads. Fossils of ferns and their relatives preserved from prehistoric eras show their value throughout time. Descriptions and growth processes for mosses, ferns, and liverworts are clearly described and illustrated. A variety of frond and fern shapes are shown and their habitats are illustrated. Ways in which mosses and ferns cause problems are followed with a chapter on their uses. This title contains charts showing the Classification of Life and Groups of Ferns. It also includes a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. It is a good introductory resource for middle grade students. Part of the "Kingdom Classification" series. Reviewer: Phyllis Kennemer, Ph.D.
School Library Journal
Gr 7-9–This series gives an overview of a few of the main classifications of living things. Packed with text, photos, micrographs, and insets, these titles will compel readers to look closely. The main text meanders through the loaded pages providing background information, while visuals with italicized captions provide examples and detail. Scientific terms are often defined in the text and used again in later pages. Each spread focuses on a single aspect of the life-form and either moves through the life cycle or presents variations of the classification. Final spreads examine beneficial and harmful varieties. The books close with an overview of scientific classification with a specific example. With its compelling facts and visuals, this is a quality choice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756542207
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
07/01/2009
Series:
Kingdom Classification Series
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
IG1010L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 11 Years

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