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Fantastic trees,

Author: Edwin A Menninger
Publisher: New York, Viking Press [1967]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Deals with trees that are unique and with the ways in which trees have adjusted to live under extreme conditions of drought, flood, shade, blinding sunshine, etc.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edwin A Menninger
ISBN: 0881923249 9780881923247
OCLC Number: 552431
Description: xii, 304 pages illustrations 25 cm
Contents: Part I: Trees whose parts are peculiar --
Trunks are not all alike --
Unique branching --
Roots that go wild --
Even the leaves are queer --
The flowers are twisted --
Strange fruits and nuts --
Part II: Trees that are peculiar all over --
Desert preparation for an astronaut --
Obesity among trees --
The lily hexapod --
Gigantism --
Cabbage-trees of St. Helena --
Part III: Trees that cannot live without animals --
Birds, elephants, and turtles --
The wasp trees --
Tree flowers pollinated by bats --
The rat "tree" --
Ant trees --
Part IV: Trees of peculiar behavior --
Sexual curiosities --
The two-headed monsters --
The lightest wood --
Trees that twist --
Subterranean trees --
Part V: Trees shackled to fame by size, antiquity, or superstition --
The oldest and biggest trees --
Prehistoric trees --
The man-eating tree --
Trees feared and revered --
Part VI: The rugged individualists --
Trees that tell time and predict the weather --
Trees that make rain --
Trees that make noises --
Trees that supply water, milk, and salt --
Trees that flap their leaves --
Trees that display affection --
The tree that gets stark naked --
The tree that does arithmetic --
Trees to make life sweeter.
Responsibility: by Edwin A. Menninger.

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A gallery of trees that thrust their roots into the air, produce flowers and fruit underground, tell time, make noises, change sex, commit suicide, or create their own rain. This edition includes  Read more...

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