Powered by Plants

Meet the trees, flowers, and vegetation that inspire our everyday technology

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Pub Date 02 Aug 2022 | Archive Date 18 Aug 2022

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Following on from the incredible Invented by Animals and Built by Animals, Powered by Plants introduces us to the wondrous plants whose ingenious features have inspired innovations in human technology.

Plants exhibit an incredible range of diversity in their shape, structures and how they interact with other living things and their environment. Some of this great diversity is being increasingly studied and copied, inspiring innovation in science, design, engineering, and technology.
 
This book guides readers through a startling collection of fascinating vegetation, from towering cottonwood trees with wind power potential to slippery, meat-eating assassins of the plant world and the fast-growing aquatic plant which helps propel ships farther using less energy. Learn surprising applications and spin-offs of both exotic species including the world’s largest flower that generates its own heat and more familiar plants such as bamboo, coconut, and maize, all depicted in colorful, engaging fashion. 

Colorful and lively illustrations and pop-out fact boxes bring the science in this book to life, and Powered by Plants shows us how much we can learn from studying the myriad magnificence of the natural world.

Other fascinating books in this series are Built by Animals and Invented by Animals.
Following on from the incredible Invented by Animals and Built by Animals, Powered by Plants introduces us to the wondrous plants whose ingenious features have inspired innovations in human...

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What a gem of a book. I discovered so many new things about how plants help us. The colourful layout is clear and will certainly appeal to children who will be keen to share their new facts. As the text is broken up into sections, this should also appeal to those less confident readers. I will definitely buy a copy for our classroom bookshelf and our school library as this will be perfect for our plants topic.

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