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      Armstrong, Joseph. How the Earth Turned Green: A Brief 3.8 Billion Year History of Plants. University of Chicago Press, 2015.

      Chace, Teri Dunn. Seeing Flowers: Discover the Hidden Life of Flowers. Timber Press, 2013.
      __________. Seeing Seeds: A Journey into the World of Seedheads, Pods, and Fruit. Timber Press, 2015.

      Chamovitz, Daniel. What a Plant Knows: A Field Guide to the Senses. Scientific American/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013.

      Crane, Peter. Ginkgo: The Tree That Time Forgot. Yale University Press, 2015.

      Hugo, Nancy. Seeing Trees: Discover the Extraordinary Secrets of Everyday Trees. Timber Press, 2011.
      __________. Trees Up Close: The Beauty of Their Bark, Leaves, Flowers and Seeds. Timber Press, 2014.

      Ingoglia, Gina. The Tree Book for Kids and Their Grown-ups. Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 2013.

      Morton, Oliver. Eating the Sun: How Plants Power the Planet. Harper Perennial, reprint ed., 2009. (The first part of the book discusses the scientific discoveries that led to our current understanding of photosynthesis).

      Ross, Bill, PhD. Straight From the Bear’s Mouth: The Story of Photosynthesis. Atheneum.

      Silverstein, Alvin and Virginia B. Silverstein. Photosynthesis (Science Concepts, Second Series). Twenty-First Century Books, 2007.

      Scott, Linda Chalker. How Plants Work: The Science Behind the Amazing Things Plants Do. Timber Press, 2015.

      For younger students:

      Bang, Molly and Penny Chisholm. Living Sunlight: How Plants Bring the Earth to Light. Blue Sky Press, 2009.

      Burnie, David. Eyewitness: Plant. DK, 2011.
      __________. Eyewitness: Tree. DK, 2015.

      Snedden, Robert. Plants and Fungi: Multicelled Life. Heinemann, 2008.

      Spilsbury, Louise and Richard. Plant Parts (The Life of Plants series). Heinemann, 2008.
      __________. Plant Growth (The Life of Plants series). Heinemann, 2008.

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