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DK Children's Anthologies: The Secret World of Plants

R 549.00
by DK
Speedy delivery (free over R750, or R90 shipping fee)
Available for collection from our JHB warehouse (weekdays)

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A timeless treasury of more than 100 stories from the incredible kingdom of plants, told by author and nature expert Ben Hoare.

Plants are found almost everywhere on Earth, but to many people their lives are a mystery. Learn how seagrass flowers underwater, how the Venus flytrap counts to make sure it catches its prey, and why some tulips used to cost more than a house! This fascinating book for kids explores the vast plant kingdom and explains how plants work, as well as the weird and wonderful relationships they have with animals.

Children can discover the secrets of more than 100 amazing plants in this treasury of fascinating flora, as well as the essentials of plant science, including photosynthesis, pollination, and germination. Each species is shown with remarkable photography and beautiful illustrations, all brought to life by Ben Hoare's writing, filled with charm and infectious enthusiasm.

This nature book for children ages 7+ features:

- An eye-catching holographic cover, gilded edges, and stunning photography and illustrations, making it the perfect gift
- A wide range of incredible plants and trees from all around the world
- Illustrated diagrams to support definitions of different types of plants
- Introductory reference pages that explain key topics such as photosynthesis

This book is a must for any child interested in the natural world and the plants that grow in it. Plants provide us with food, fuel, and medicine, and without them, life as we know it would not exist. From orchids that grow vanilla pods to leaves that look like stones, and from bamboo that can be made into clothes to moss that soaks up vast amounts of carbon dioxide, plants shape our world in an endless variety of ways.

Hardcover: 192 pages

Orders are generally dispatched within a maximum of 24 hours from receipt of payment (excluding weekends and Public Holidays). 

 

Local Pickup:

You are welcome to use this option if you would prefer to collect your order from our warehouse based in Ferndale, Johannesburg. You will receive an email as soon as your order is ready for collection.  Collection times are between 09h00 and 16h00 Monday to Friday.

Shipping Rates:
We offer free nationwide delivery on all orders over R750. For orders less than this amount, a nominal flat rate fee of R90 will be charged.

Delivery by courier will take 24 - 72 hours to reach you depending on the area that you live. A guideline as follows:

Johannesburg / Pretoria - next day delivery from dispatch

All other major cities - 2 - 3 days from dispatch

Outlying towns - 3 - 4 days from dispatch

Remote towns - 3 - 5 days from dispatch

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For customers that live in remote areas (farms etc) or do not have someone available to sign for a courier delivery, we can send your order to a Post Box via the South African Post Office. Please enter your P O Box number and correct postal code on the check-out page and we will send your parcel via economy post and email you a tracking number. Please note this is not a preferred option and your order will take longer to reach you. The recipient of the postal order will be responsible for collecting the order from their local Post Office.

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