School Library Journal - School Library Journalea. vol: diags. illus. glossary. index. (Natural Science Bks.). CIP. Lerner. Dec. 1985. PLB $10.95. Gr 5-9Morning Glories is an exceptionally clear description of the development of the morning glory starting with the seed's first stirrings. The parts of a seed are described, and the function of each part is explicit. The development of the roots, the leaves, the stem, the flowers and the seeds are systematically portrayed. The lucid text is brilliantly illustrated with stunning color photographs of each step in the flower's cycle. Superb photographs of the interior of the seeds, the stem, the flowing parts capture the magic of nature's cycle of creation. Rice , which maintains the striking excellence in photography and text, is equally successful. The text first establishes the importance of rice as a major world crop, then the growth cycle of rice is carefully presented. The complete reproductive stages of rice are covered with cut-aways and magnified shots of the plants. These books are excellent studies of monocots (rice) and dicots (morning glory). Barbara Peklo Serling, Oneida City Schools, N.Y.
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