Oak Trees Inside and Out
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. With the help of beautifully detailed illustrations and photographs, this book leads us on an intimate tour of the oak tree's dense root system, its lush canopy the trunk's complex circulatory system, its reproductive processes, and its unique and densely-packed seed--the acorn. We learn the importance of the oak to combat air pollution and supply building materials for people, as well as to provide a food supply for many woodland animals.
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