In addition to a thorough, informative text, almost every page is enhanced by a large black and white photograph that...

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THIS IS A TREE

In addition to a thorough, informative text, almost every page is enhanced by a large black and white photograph that demonstrates and illuminates each phase of the author's description or explanation. The attention to textual and photographic detail which distinguishes this book was also present in the author's previous well-received titles, This is A Leaf, (1962, p. 113-J-41) and many other books on various aspects of nature. Mr. Hutchins is an entomologist and his own photographer. The chapters cover the many different types of root-systems; the ""inside activities"" as trees grow; their bark; the distinguishing characteristics of leaves and needles; the process of photosynthesis; the products that come from or are made from trees; and their functions as centers and shelters for bird, animal and insect life. The information concerns trees in all parts of the world. The photographs include microscopic enlargements and labeled cross sections.

Pub Date: April 6, 1964

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Dodd, Mead

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1, 1964

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