9781786032867-1786032864-Perfectly Peculiar Plants: Take a Walk through Earth's Weirdest, Wildest and Most ...

Perfectly Peculiar Plants: Take a Walk through Earth's Weirdest, Wildest and Most ...

ISBN-13: 9781786032867
ISBN-10: 1786032864
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Thorogood, Chris
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: words & pictures
Format: Hardcover 64 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781786032867
ISBN-10: 1786032864
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Thorogood, Chris
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: words & pictures
Format: Hardcover 64 pages

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Acknowledged authors Thorogood, Chris wrote Perfectly Peculiar Plants: Take a Walk through Earth's Weirdest, Wildest and Most ... comprising 64 pages back in 2018. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1786032864 and 9781786032867. Since then Perfectly Peculiar Plants: Take a Walk through Earth's Weirdest, Wildest and Most ... textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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A 2019 Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students: K–12 (National Science Teachers Association and the Children's Book Council).

This exuberant celebration of the weird and wonderful world of plants is full of unexpected facts, perfect for budding botanists and armchair art lovers alike. A vibrant, close-up exploration of plants, this colorful book focuses on the extraordinary and unexpected, from the tiny bee orchid to the mighty strangler fig.


Looking at plants from across the globe, the specimens featured include carnivorous and poisonous species; plants that provide us with food, materials, or medicine; those that have a special symbiotic relationship with animals or other plants; as well as especially rare or record-breaking species. Among many other awesome plants, discover:
  • Lithops hookeri, the pebble plant that disguises itself as a stone to hide from predators;
  • Nepenthes lowii,the tree shrew toilet pitcher that thrives on nutrients from tree shrew droppings;
  • Drosera rotundifolia,the sundew that digests insects after trapping them with sticky dew-like droplets; and
  • Selaginella lepidophylla,the resurrection plant that can survive for years without any rainwater at all.
As you explore these amazing species, gain a foundation of knowledge about the plant kingdom. How do plants get energy? Can plants talk? Why do plants have flowers? Can plants move? Learn how plants get energy and nutrients, how animals and plants work together, how plants can send out chemical messages, and finally, how to protect plants and their habitats.

Bursting with color, there’s something new and unexpected to discover on every page of this celebration of fierce and fabulous plants.
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