A World of Plants by James Brown and Martin Jenkins
Discover incredible facts and marvel at what plants can do in this beautiful book from conservation biologist and award-winning author Martin Jenkins, stylishly illustrated by printmaker James Brown.
Covering over twenty-five topics, learn all about the different types of plant – from carnivorous, to climbing, to tropical; explore the world of trees; discover how plants have evolved and continue to survive in extreme environments and most importantly, how crucial they are to our life on Planet Earth. From the domestic to the international, there is something for the whole family here. Whether you want to learn the basics of photosynthesis, or explore the hidden world of Victorian plant hunters, this is a lively, engaging and visually stunning look at the world of plants.
From photosynthesis to permaculture, this stylish illustrated guide is packed with scientific insight into the critical role plants play in the drama of life on Earth. Did you know that some plants steal while others defend themselves against attack? That the largest cacti can reach sixty-six feet tall and weigh more than a car? That there are meat-eating plants the size of footballs?
Readers young and old will marvel at the wondrous diversity and adaptability of plants, from trees and tropical species to those that have evolved to master extreme conditions. A brisk narrative bursting with facts, all carefully organized with maps and charts in richly patterned vintage-style illustrations which make for a vivid guide for all . . . and a beautiful gift book for anyone interested in the environment.
For ages 8-12 years
64 pp. hardback
27.7cm x 1.27cm x 37.8cm
Published by Walker Studio (November 2019)