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Knowledge Encyclopedia Plants and Fungi (Hardcover)
Explore the wonderful world of plants and fungi, with everything from cacti and carnivorous plants to trees, flowers, and mushrooms.
Why are flowers colorful and fruits sweet? How does a carnivorous plant kill its prey? Why do stinging nettles sting? How do trees turn light into food? This ultimate nature book for children will fascinate young readers with its microscopic detail and amazing facts on the plant world.
Children aged 9+ will find themselves totally absorbed in the complexities nature, made clear through engaging explanations, intricate illustrations, vivid photographs, and striking 3D images. Knowledge Encyclopedia: Plants and Fungi! teaches kids all about plants and fungi by showing how they work with beautiful illustrations. Peer inside a leaf, watch a seed sprout, follow a root underground, and see how a flower becomes a fruit.
This all-encompassing nature encyclopedia for kids offers:
- A whole collection of facts, charts, timelines, and illustrations that cover a vast range of topics.
- Plants and fungi from around the world shown using amazingly detailed CGIs that entice young readers to dive in and explore.
- Important STEM topics covered in life sciences curricula.
- A visual approach using illustrations, photographs and extremely detailed 3D CGI images.
Knowledge Encyclopedia: Plants and Fungi! shows how plants and fungi form the foundations of every ecosystem, making our planet habitable. Life on Earth couldn’t exist without plants and fungi. Plants create the food we eat and the oxygen we breathe. They regulate the climate, provide habitats for animals, and produce sustainable resources that we can use to make books, clothes, furniture and houses. Fungi are just as important.
Every page is packed with incredible facts and statistics. Did you know that the seeds of the Australian snottygobble plant don’t grow until they’ve been pooed out by emus? Or that the world’s oldest tree began growing before the pyramids were built?
More in the Series
Knowledge Encyclopedia Plants and Fungi! is part of DK’s visual and informative Knowledge Encyclopedia series. Complete the collection and dive into the deep with Knowledge Encyclopedia Ocean!, take a trip to the solar system with Knowledge Encyclopedia Space! and travel back to prehistoric times with Knowledge Encyclopedia Dinosaur!
About the Author
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