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Title The bizarre and incredible world of plants / Wolfgang Stuppy, Rob Kesseler, Madeline Harley.
Author Stuppy, Wolfgang.
Publication Buffalo, N.Y. : Firefly Books, [2009]
Copyright date ©2009
Description 144 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Call # 580 S
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [141]) and index.
Contents Precious dust : The difference between pollen, spores and seed -- Those who copulate in secret -- No match for a seed -- An invisible microcosm -- Apertures -- Finding the other half -- Pollination by wind and water -- Pollination by animals -- Beauty lies in the eye of the beholder -- The insect pollination syndrome -- Bee flowers -- Butterfly and moth flowers -- Flies and beetles as pollinators -- The bird pollination syndrome -- The bat pollination syndrome -- Typical bat flowers -- Exotic pollinators -- The advantages of animal pollination -- Fruits and Seeds : The various ways to get around -- Wind dispersal -- Seeds like dust -- Masterpieces of Nature -- Indirect wind dispersal -- Water dispersal -- Rafters and sailors -- Sea beans -- The biggest seed in the world -- Explosive strategies -- Animal couriers -- Tenacious hitchhikers -- Caltrops, devil's claws and other sadistic fruits -- Reward rather than punishment -- Small rewards for little helpers -- Juicy temptations -- Colourful appendages -- Fraudsters of the Plant Kingdom -- The everlasting beauty of plants.
Subject Plants.
Plants -- Pictorial works.
Addl. Author Harley, M. M. (Madeline M.)
Kesseler, Rob.
ISBN 9781554075331 :
1554075335

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