Synopses & Reviews
Discover the world of trees -- their structure, variety and life cycles from tiny seeds to forest giants. An original and exciting look at the fascinating world of trees. One of the most beautiful parts of our landscape, trees are rarely seen close up because of their height. Stunning real-life photographs of leaves, flowers, fruits, and bark offer a unique view of trees, from their leafy boughs to their roots beneath the soil. See a seed grow into a sapling, the changing colors of the Fall, and buds bursting into leaves. Learn how a tree breathes, how to identify trees, and how bark defends trees from attack. Discover how the wind pollinates catkins, how rubber is tapped from tree trunks, and much, much more!
The folks at DK have almost singlehandedly rejuvenated if not reinvented the often moribund world of non-fiction books for children. [Eyewitness series] (Newsweek)
...a mini museum between the covers of a book. [Eyewitness series] (The New York Times)
These books' striking visual impact will draw in even the most casual readers. [Eyewitness series] (School Library Journal)
Photographs and text explore the anatomy and life cycle of trees, examining the different kinds of bark, seeds, and leaves, the commercial processing of trees to make lumber, the creatures that live in trees, and other aspects.