Plants: Flowering Plants, Ferns, Mosses, and Other Plants

Plants: Flowering Plants, Ferns, Mosses, and Other Plants

by Shar Levine, Leslie Johnstone

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Overview

A CLASS OF THEIR OWN provides a close-up look at six major classifications of living organisms based on the most up-to-date scientific data. Using clear, detailed descriptions and stunning photographs and illustrations, each volume examines a specific kingdom or domain, the fascinating distinctions among its various members, and the ways in which each group's life-forms interact with members of other groups, including humans.

The Plant kingdom contains more than 250,000 species. This colorful book describes the main groups of plants, including mosses, ferns, conifers, and flowering plants. Special sections highlight the role of plant in the environment-as producers in the food chain and producers of the world's oxygen-and their important contributions to climate and the water cycle.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780778753902
Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
Publication date: 06/01/2010
Series: Class of Their Own Series
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: 1060L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 13 Years

Table of Contents

Intorduction: What Are Plants? 4

Chapter 1 The Biology of Plants 10

Chapter 2 Non-Seed Plants-Mosses, Liverworts, and Hornworts 18

Chapter 3 Ferns and Their Relatives-Seedless Vascular Plants 22

Chapter 4 Gymnosperms-Conifers, Cycads, and Ginkgoes 26

Chapter 5 Angiosperms-Flowering Plants 31

Chapter 6 Buttercups, Roses, and Other Dicots 36

Chapter 7 Lilies, Orchids, and Other Monocots 40

Glossary 44

Further Information 46

Index 47

About the Author 48

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