THE FIRST BOOK OF TREES by M. B. Cormack
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THE FIRST BOOK OF TREES

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An attractive, simple and useful forest guide, including both general information and an identification section. For a slightly older age group than that reached by which emphasized observation from the child's own experiments, this book covers, in a compact but entirely readable form, the whys and how of the growth, structure, functions, environment, and reproduction of trees. Leaves, roots, bark, twigs, buds and flowers should hold a special fascination for the child who through this book has learned to look for the signs and signals which will aid him not only in identifying the tree, but in understanding some of the wonderful natural processes. The main text and fifty pages of identification material contain delicate and accurate drawings in the two colors by Helene Carter of leaves, needs, fruit and flowers. Schools, camps, and the nature minded take notice. Top rate for the price.

Pub Date: May 15th, 1951
ISBN: 1176613790
Publisher: Watts