Description : In this updated and revised edition of Tree, readers can see a seed grow into a sapling, the changing colors of fall leaves, and the tiny insects that live in rotting leaves on the forest floor, plus learn why deciduous trees lose their leaves in the fall, how a tree breathes, how bark defends trees from attack by animals, and more. Each revised DK Eyewitness book retains the stunning artwork and photography from the groundbreaking original series, but the text has been reduced and reworked to speak more clearly to younger readers. Still on every colorful page: vibrant annotated photographs and the integrated text-and-pictures approach that makes DK Eyewitness a perennial favorite of parents, teachers, and school-age kids.
Description : Discover the world of trees - from tiny saplings to forest giants with DK Eyewitness Books: Tree. Learn how a tree "breathes," how to identify trees, how rubber is tapped from tree trunks, and much, much more in Eyewitness: Tree!
Description : Photographs and text explore the anatomy and life cycle of trees, examining the different kinds of bark, seeds, and leaves, the commercial processing of trees to make lumber, and the creatures that live in trees.
Description : From identification and anatomy to commercial exploitation and conservation, this is an essential guide to more than 500 species of trees from around the world Specially commissioned illustrations and photographs Written by experts in each fieldUsing the award winning design of the Eyewitness Travel Guides, Eyewitness Companions are the ultimate visual handbook to a wide range of subjects!
Description : A field guide to trees around the world, each depicted by a full-color photograph with a caption that describes key features and points of differentiation
Description : Understand the natural history of garden trees and what they can do for our wellbeing and the environment. Discover what a well-chosen garden tree can do for local wildlife, your wellbeing, and the future of the planet. Do you understand the tree in your garden, wonder what lives in it, or how it could attract more wildlife? Did you know that a tree really can improve your wellbeing? And if you've the space, have you thought of planting another? They do like company. The Tree in My Garden reveals the amazing natural history of garden trees and what these trees can do to support local ecological systems. It suggests how you can help your tree to attract more wildlife. And it draws on recent research to explain how trees improve your wellbeing and, positioned carefully, can help you reduce the carbon footprint of your home. If you haven't a tree, or there is space to plant more, this book helps you select the best for your space with an at-a-glance "tree chooser". This is followed by an illustrated catalogue that gives you all you need to know about each tree - not just the dimensions, growing and care requirements, and points of seasonal interest, but also the wildlife that you can expect to attract. The Tree in My Garden is like no other gardening book. Inspired by the best-selling Hidden Life of Trees, it takes a more practical angle and shows what you can do in your small patch for trees and the life that they support. With evocative text and charming artworks, The Tree in My Garden will tell you everything you need to know about trees.
Description : A roaring good guide to the secrets of the jungle! This spectacular and informative guide to some of the most extraordinary habitats on Earth contains superb colour photographs offering a unique 'eyewitness' view of the remarkable and colourful plants and animals of the world's jungles. See the beautiful but poisonous passionflower; the rare golden lion tamarin; a Heckel chew stick from Nigeria; the red howler monkey howling at dawn; a kangaroo climbing a tree. Learn about the indigenous peoples of the rainforest and discover what is being done to protect these valuable ecosystems.
Description : Highlighting more than just the Seven Wonders of the World-the Pyramids of Giza, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Temple of Artemis, the Statue of Zeus, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, the Colossus of Rhodes, and the Lighthouse of Alexandria-DK Eyewitness Books: Wonders of the World showcases more than 50 architectural feats and natural treasures. From man-made landscapes like the Statue of Liberty to record-breaking natural marvels like the Nile River, this book takes kids on an incredible journey around the world's most awesome sights. Each revised Eyewitness book retains the stunning artwork and photography from the groundbreaking original series, but the text has been reduced and reworked to speak more clearly to younger readers. Still on every colorful page: Vibrant annotated photographs and the integrated text-and-pictures approach that makes Eyewitness a perennial favorite of parents, teachers, and school-age kids.
Description : Be an eyewitness to creepy crawlies around the world with DK Eyewitness Books: Insect. Bees, beetles, bugs, butterflies and more - love them or hate them insects are everywhere. Discover the different varieties, body-structure, life-cycles and behaviour - from why bees make honey to which insects have ears on their knees in Eyewitness: Insect.
Description : What’s the difference between a crocodile and alligator? Find out here—and then turn the page to see a snake eating a rat, a lizard in mating display, or a turtle defending itself! Stunning real-life photographs of snakes, crocodiles, lizards, and turtles offer a unique "eyewitness" view of some of the world''s most curious living creatures, their intriguing characteristics, and unusual behavior. Learn how crocodiles look after their young, how lizards store fat in their tails, and how chameleons swivel their eyes. Witness how snakes are charmed, how geckos walk upside down, why crocodiles swallow stones, how a snake is milked of its venom, and much, much more! Discover the intriguing world of reptiles, including their natural history, habits, and lifestyles