Green: The Story of Plant Life on Our Planet

Green: The Story of Plant Life on Our Planet - Our Natural World

Hardback (12 Mar 2024)

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Publisher's Synopsis

Take a lively look at the biology of plants on Earth-and their vast importance to our planet-with this wide-ranging exploration from an award-winning team.

This tree doesn't look like it's doing very much.
It just stands there in the sunlight,
big and GREEN.
But in fact, this tree is busy . . .

On land and in the seas, green plants make the oxygen and food that many living things-including us-need to survive. Covering the evolution of the first plants billions of years ago, the secret, microscopic workings of trees and leaves today, and the role of plants in both creating fossil fuels and combating climate change, this book is a lush and fascinating introduction to the science of plants that goes well beyond photosynthesis. Nicola Davies and Emily Sutton, the acclaimed team behind Tiny Creatures: The World of Microbes, Many: The Diversity of Life on Earth, and Grow: Secrets of Our DNA, have crafted a hopeful exploration of green life that will encourage readers to treasure the flora of Earth's many ecosystems.

Book information

ISBN: 9781536231410
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Imprint: Candlewick Press
Pub date:
Language: English
Number of pages: 40
Weight: 482g
Height: 295mm
Width: 259mm
Spine width: 10mm