Cool as a Cucumber, Hot as a Pepper: Fruit Vegetables
*Spotlighted in Booklist as an "established series that continue[s] to turn out titles of high quality and appeal." This lively science series serves up a cornucopia of information on a variety of edible plants. Explore topics ranging from where the plants originated; how they were first cultivated; how they're currently grown, processed, and sold; to how they're eaten around the world and what their scientific applications are. Each book includes cross-sectional diagrams of the focus plants, literary quotes, nutritional information, sidebars, recipes, and activities. Supports the national science education standards Unifying Concepts and Processes: Systems, Order, and Organization; Unifying Concepts and Processes: Evolution and Equilibrium; Unifying Concepts and Processes: Form and Function; and Life Science as outlined by the National Academics of Science and endorsed by the National Science Teachers Association.
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