Sunflowers Inside and Out

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The Rosen Publishing Group, 2004 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 27 pages
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Each of these beautiful books features a series of lavishly illustrated spreads that invite young readers to explore the inner workings of an animal or a plant, while providing an understanding of how they work as well as how they interact with the environment in which they live. Other topics included in this inside-out look at animal and plant life include their natural enemies, geographical range, evolutionary history, defensive techniques, and the relationship the subject plant or animal has to humans. The intricately detailed color drawings and stunning photos offer a dazzling tour of the circulatory, digestive, reproductive, and respiratory systems of each animal and plant covered. The reader-friendly text enhances and explains the striking images. Getting Into Nature is a rich and lavish introduction to the science, beauty, and wonder of nature, sure to create a new generation of nature lovers and science enthusiasts. Where did the sunflower come from? How does it grow so tall? How can its thin stalk support such a large and heavy head? These and many other questions are answered in this dazzling book. Using lushly detailed illustrations and photographs, the book takes us inside the sunflower to examine its stem, root system, leaves, and flowering heads, providing an understanding of this unique plant's structure, growth, flowering, reproduction, and cultivation.
 

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Andrew Hipp is the plant systematist and herbarium curator at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois. He is the author of several natural history books for children, a field guide to spring woodland wildflowers of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum, and scientific articles on the taxonomy and evolution of Carex. Rachel D.Davis received her M.F.A. in printmaking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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