APRIL'S BIG RELEASES DOUBLE REWARDS

Close Notification

Your cart does not contain any items

The Forest in the Tree

How Fungi Shape the Earth

Aviva Reed Briony Barr Gregory Crocetti Ailsa Wild

$24.99

Hardback

In stock
Ready to ship

QTY:

CSIRO Publishing
01 September 2020
ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- This is the latest in the excellent 'Small Friends Books' which aim to share with youngsters the importance and beauty of the microscopic world. First there's a simple story told by a glomus fungus, from its beginnings as a spore on the forest floor, through to its association with other microcreatures and a particular tree (in this case a Theobroma, or cacao tree) and then an entire forest community. This is followed by a section on the science behind the story, which goes into much more detail. The illustrations are high quality depictions of the players and connections underground and in the factual section a mix of photographs, drawings and diagrams. A fabulous book that uncovers some of the mysteries of the plant/fungi world, and does so with wonder and deep knowledge! Lindy Jones

-----
 
Age range 8 to 12 This is a story about trees and fungi connected through a 'wood wide web' - told by one tiny fungal spore.

A little fungus meets a baby cacao tree and they learn to feed each other. They cooperate with a forest of plants and a metropolis of microbes in the soil. But when drought strikes can they work together to survive?

The fourth book in the Small Friends Books series, this science-adventure story explores the Earth-shaping partnerships between plants, fungi and bacteria.
By:   Aviva Reed, Briony Barr, Gregory Crocetti, Ailsa Wild
Imprint:   CSIRO Publishing
Country of Publication:   Australia
Volume:   4
Dimensions:   Height: 230mm,  Width: 230mm,  Spine: 10mm
Weight:   436g
ISBN:   9781486313310
ISBN 10:   1486313310
Series:   Small Friends Books
Pages:   48
Publication Date:   01 September 2020
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

See Also