Deep Roots: How Trees Sustain Our Planet

Deep Roots: How Trees Sustain Our Planet

by Nikki Tate

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Overview

Most of us see trees every day, and too often we take them for granted. Trees provide us with everything from food, fuel and shelter to oxygen and filtered water. Deep Roots celebrates the central role trees play in our lives, no matter where we live. Each chapter in Deep Roots focuses on a basic element, water, air, fire and earth, and explores the many ways in which we need trees to keep our planet healthy and livable. From making rain to producing fruit to feeding fish, trees play an integral role in maintaining vibrant ecosystems all over the world. Facts about trees and hands-on activities throughout help readers discover ways to get to know our giant neighbors better.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781459805842
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Publication date: 02/09/2016
Series: Orca Footprints Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 48
Lexile: NC1210L (what's this?)
File size: 4 MB
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Nikki Tate was born in Birmingham, England, but spent her childhood roaming the globe. She has always enjoyed both writing and telling stories, as well as camping, kayaking and horseback riding. She currently hosts a book club called "Teens, Titles and Tate" on CBC Radio's All Points West. Nikki lives with her family (and her collection of goats, ponies, dogs, cats and assorted feathered friends) on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. Visit Nikki's website www.nikkitate.com for more information.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter One: Earth
  • Forests and Ecosystems
  • Forest or Farm?
  • Trees Feed the Soil
  • Hang On! Useful Roots
  • Greening Cityscapes
  • From Tiny Acorn to Mighty Oak
  • Corduroy Roads
  • Mycelium Highway
Chapter Two: Air
  • Green Lungs
  • What’s a Carbon Sink?
  • Look Waaaay Up
  • Koalas Love Their Leaves
  • Epiphytes—Plants in the Air
  • Tree Houses
  • Trees with Roots in the Air
  • Stop that Wind!
  • Fog Drinkers
  • Go Play in the Woods
Chapter Three: Water
  • Trees and the Global Water Cycle
  • How Do Trees Drink?
  • Trees Create Rain
  • The Great Green Wall
  • Welcome to the Oasis
  • Ah, Cool!
  • Drink Up!
  • A Feast of Fish
  • Wooden Boats
Chapter Four: Fire
  • Wood as Fuel
  • New Life after Fire
  • Ash Enhances Soil
  • Dirty Ash, Clean Soap
  • Let’s Dance
  • Warming Up Winter
  • Great Ball of Fire
  • Slash-and-Burn Agriculture
Conclusion
Acknowledgments
Resources
Glossary
Index

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