Discover incredible facts and marvel at what plants can do in this beautiful book from conservation biologist and award-winning author Martin Jenkins, stylishly illustrated by print-maker James Brown. Covering over twenty-five topics, learn all about the different types of plant - from carnivorous, to climbing, to tropical; explore the world of trees; discover how plants have evolved and continue to survive in extreme environments and most importantly, how crucial they are to our life on Planet Earth.
From the domestic to the international, there is something for the whole family here. Whether you want to learn the basics of photosynthesis, or explore the hidden world of Victorian plant hunters, this is a lively, engaging and visually stunning look at the world of plants.
About the Author
Martin Jenkins is a conservation biologist and author of many groundbreaking non-fiction books. He worked for ten years for World Conservation Monitoring Centre, writing about a range of conservation issues, and since 1990 he has worked freelance for organizations such as WWF and a number of UN bodies concerned with conservation and the environment. Martin’s jobs have varied greatly: “I’ve been an orchid-sleuth in Germany, a timber detective in Kenya and an investigator of the chameleon trade in Madagascar.” Martin’s children’s books include Emperor’s Egg , winner of the Times Junior Information Book of the Year Award and Fly Traps! Plants that Bite Back , which was shortlisted for the same award. Martin lives in Cambridge.
About the Illustrator
James Brown is an illustrator and printmaker living and working in London. Trained as a textile and surface print designer, he worked in textiles for ten years. He then branched out into illustration and has worked with the V&A and Guardian.