Cactus by Carol Lerner

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A nature study illustrated with delicate watercolors examines the physical characteristics that set cacti apart from other plants and enable them to flourish in extreme environments.

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Published January 1, 1992 by Morrow Junior Books. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math.

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Carefully describing the special features that help the cacti survive dry environments (e.g., accordion-pleated skin that expands without splitting), Lerner makes a strong plea for conservation and notes that there is at least one species native to every state except Maine, New Hampshire, and Ver...

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