Reaching for the Sun: How Plants Work

By: John King

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Green plants are all around us. We are totally dependent on them for food; we cultivate them for our pleasure; and we have used them in a vast number of ways down the centuries to our advantage. But have you ever wondered how plants work? Where do trees get the material to make wood? How does a bulb 'know' to sprout in the spring? Why are flowers different colours and why do they smell? This book answers these questions in a charming and accessible way. From their ability to take energy from sunlight to make their own food to their amazing range of life-sustaining, death-defying strategies, John King explains why plants dominate our planet. Plants might live life at a different pace from animals but they are just as fascinating. This is not just a book for keen gardeners and naturalists. This is a book for anyone who wants to understand why the earth is green. 232 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Science::Botany; Science & Technology; ISBN: 0521587387. ISBN/EAN: 9780521587389. Inventory No: 247539. Paperback

Title: Reaching for the Sun: How Plants Work

Author Name: John King

Categories: Botany,

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 1997

ISBN Number: 0521587387

ISBN Number 13: 9780521587389

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: Very Good Condition

Seller ID: 247539

Keywords: BZDB43 Botony Science::Botany; Science & Technology; Reaching for the Sun How Plants Work John King Paperback,