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The Secret World of Plants

The Secret World of Plants

Tales of More Than 100 Remarkable Flowers, Trees, and Seeds

by Ben Hoare
Hardback
Publication Date: 05/10/2022

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A timeless treasury of more than 100 stories from the incredible kingdom of plants, told by author and nature expert Ben Hoare

Plants are found almost everywhere on Earth, but to many people their lives are a mystery. Discover the secrets of more than 100 amazing plants in this treasury of intriguing flora.

Learn how seagrass flowers underwater, how the Venus flytrap counts to make sure it catches its prey, and why some tulips used to cost more than a house! This book explores the vast plant kingdom and explains how plants work, as well as the weird and wonderful relationships they have with animals. Plants provide us with food, fuel, and medicine, and without them, life as we know it would not exist. From orchids that grow vanilla pods to leaves that look like stones, and from bamboo that can be made into clothes to moss that soaks up vast amounts of carbon dioxide, plants shape our world in an endless variety of ways.

The Secret World of Plants covers key plant parts; the essentials of plant science, including photosynthesis, pollination, and germination; and what they mean to the people around them. Each species is shown with remarkable photography and beautiful illustrations, all brought to life by Ben Hoare's writing, filled with charm and infectious enthusiasm. This book is a must for any child interested in the natural world and the plants that grow in it.

ISBN:
9780241563526
9780241563526
Category:
Natural history (Childrens/Teenage)
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
05-10-2022
Publisher:
Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
192
Dimensions (mm):
287x237x23mm
Weight:
1.19kg
Ben Hoare

Ben Hoare is an award-winning journalist who has written and edited many natural-history books and magazines for DK, the BBC, London's Natural History Museum and many others. Think of a well-known wildlife or nature writer who writes in English, and Ben has probably edited their words at some point. Since 2008 he has been Features Editor of BBC Wildlife Magazine. In 2015 Ben was awarded the Dilys Breese Medal for science communication by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) - he is one of only 15 people to hold the award.

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