How Trees Sustain Our PlanetBook - 2016
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Deep Roots: How Trees Sustain our Planet by Nikki Tate, 47 pages.
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Too often we take trees for granted; yet trees really do sustain us in so many ways. They provide us with food, shelter, fuel and beauty. They provide us with oxygen and filtered water. Trees are essential to us, to other creatures, and to the health of the earth and its many vibrant ecosystems.
Nikki Tate’s Deep Roots explores, explains and celebrates the many important roles that trees play.
There are many interesting “did you knows” in this book. Did you know that trees can be a source of medicine, and that one hectare of trees can pump out enough oxygen to keep 40 people alive and breathing?
Did you know that some trees, such as mangroves, are specially adapted to survive in salty water?
Did you know that trees create rain? Did you know that trees can explode? (You’ll need to read the book to find how these things can happen!)
Have you heard about the “Great Green Wall”? It’s a large tree-planting project (7000 km long) which aims to slow or – incredibly - reverse the spread of the huge Sahara Desert!
As Earth Day approaches, this book, nominated for the Ontario Library Association’s 2017 Silver Birch Non-Fiction Award, provides timely information supported by eye-catching photos, relevant experiments and a glossary of terms.
** Recommended for ages 8 to 12 years.
** Reviewed by Sally Hengeveld, librarian, Stratford Public Library
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