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Branching Out [BOOKS] ✯ Branching Out ✹ Joan Marie Galat – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Trees have been around for nearly 400 million years and today about 25000 species of trees have been identified We’ve relied on trees for everything from fuel food and medicine to building houses an Trees have been around for nearly million years and today about species of trees have been identified We’ve relied on trees for everything from fuel food and medicine to building houses and railways Today trees still touch our lives in countless ways But what do we really know about them Branching Out takes an in depth look at these incredible plants introducing the basics of tree biology and profiling different trees from around the world including familiar ones such as the Red Maple and lesser known trees like the Tall Stilted Mangrove Showcasing the inextricable ways in which trees are part of our society culture and economy this illustrated volume also outlines how animals need trees and how sometimes they even help trees survive through symbiosis Full of useful facts and with a section on conservation Branching Out is an essential primer that will leave young readers wanting to treat trees as well as they have treated usGrade Fountas Pinnel VLexile Measure NC LCommon Core State StandardsCCSSELA LiteracyLacCCSSELA LiteracyRFaacCCSSELA LiteracyRICCSSELA LiteracyWabbde.

  • Hardcover
  • 64 pages
  • Branching Out
  • Joan Marie Galat
  • 09 April 2014
  • 9781771470490

About the Author: Joan Marie Galat

As a child Joan Marie Galat spent hours gazing up at the night sky from snow forts and through car windows on long road trips She shares her love of the stars in the Dot to Dot in the Sky series which combines the science of the night sky with the ancient myths that give the constellations and planets their names Joan's very first writing job sprung from an honourable mention received for ente.



5 thoughts on “Branching Out

  1. Diana Diana says:

    This book is a rather in depth look at 11 different tree species from around the world Each tree covered has a a map which highlights it's native range a diagram showing it's average height scaled to a two story house tree facts and a close up look at it's bark and seeds Every chapter discusses human and animals needs for each tree for instance birch trees are used for guitars canoes and skateboards plus as a food source for moose and redpolls The baobab tree native to semi arid regions of Africa provide shelter and food to humans as well as having a symbiotic relationship with the Wahlberg's epauletted fruit batThe eleven trees covered are Red Maple Banyan Pau Brasil Tall stilted Mangrove Baobab Silk Cotton Camphor Laurel Scotch Pine Cork Oak Downy Birch and Cedar of Lebanon The other chapters include a discussion on climate change when a tree is saved plant a tree trees and people need each other find animal signs and plants for people I learned that insects who live in Banyan trees produce lac which is used in the production of candy makeup crayons and shellac; that the Pau Brasil wood is used to make instrument bows and dyes and that the fibers in silk cotton have been used as stuffing in life preservers as well as sound proofing material and insulation I feel this would be a great introductory text book for elementary science classes although I'll have to say even as an adult I learned a few things

  2. Michael Houle Michael Houle says:

    This book is for all audiences I found it to be a great book to pick upfor a short while at a time There's so much information in it you'd spoil it by trying to read it all in one sitting It is well written with lots of great captions and photos The consistent format allows it to be used as a reference as well But what I most enjoyed was the diversity and uniueness of trees presented Most of the trees I'd never heard of before and so was a nice surprise at each turn

  3. Shelley Shelley says:

    beautiful photos Lots of fun information about trees and animals and how things are used Good for a tree theme

  4. Jane G Meyer Jane G Meyer says:

    I love love love the content of this book Well written very engaging text focusing on many aspects of individual trees their native habitat why they're uniue how humans and plants use them etc A lot is packed into a few pages I don't love the design of the spreads or the choices of the photographs But the eleven trees that are featured along with the supporting text it's brilliantly crafted Find this book read this book and you will end up with a much deeper appreciation of the natural world

  5. Ashlie Ashlie says:

    Branching Out How Tress are Part of Our World is written by Joan Marie Galat and is an informational book about all the different types of trees we have and how they contribute to the world Each section features a type of tree and many different things that involve that tree including the animals that live in or near it the kinds of leaves a short fact and how people may need that certain tree The pictures in this book are by Wendy Ding All of the pictures are photographed and not drawn The book has a table of contents that shows you how the book is broken down into sections like why we need trees global warming a bunch of different types of trees and even how to plant a tree I personally really liked this book because I feel like it teaches you in a very relevant way

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