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Plant Top Tens: Africa's Most Amazing Plants

Plant Top Tens: Africa's Most Amazing Plants

by Michael Scott, Angela Royston
     
 
Why is the baobab tree called the “bottle tree”? How do castor beans spread their seeds? Why do stone cacti look like stones? Africa features dry deserts, wet rainforests, tall mountains, and great stretches of grassland. Find out how Africa's most incredible plants make their home here.

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Why is the baobab tree called the “bottle tree”? How do castor beans spread their seeds? Why do stone cacti look like stones? Africa features dry deserts, wet rainforests, tall mountains, and great stretches of grassland. Find out how Africa's most incredible plants make their home here.

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School Library Journal

Gr 3-5

Rather than breaking down the plant kingdom by biome, usage, or type, this series spotlights unusual or useful plants by continent. Europe includes spreads on rootless duckweed and reindeer lichen, for example, while the gum tree and strangler fig are among species highlighted in Australasia . The books are entertaining and informative, well designed and well illustrated, and include small but clear maps. While their scope is certainly unusual, they do not shed particular light on details such as plant families or life cycles. An interesting addition for botany enthusiasts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781410931467
Publisher:
Heinemann-Raintree
Publication date:
08/28/2008
Series:
Plant Top Tens Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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