David Burnie DK Eyewitness Books: Tree

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DK Eyewitness Books: Tree

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In this updated and revised edition of Tree, readers can follow a seed grow into a sapling, the changing colors of fall leaves, and the tiny insects that live in rotting leaves on the forest floor, plus learn why deciduous trees lose their leaves in the fall, how a tree breathes, how bark defends trees from attack by animals, and more.

Each revised Eyewitness book retains the stunning artwork and photography from the groundbreaking original series, but the text has been reduced and reworked to speak more clearly to younger readers. Still on every colorful page: Vibrant annotated photographs and the integrated text-and-pictures approach that makes Eyewitness a perennial favorite of parents, teachers, and school-age kids.

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"Eyewitness is really news! The new PBS series shoves nature television into the modern arena, examining in electric half-hour blocks a type of animal, and finding eyewidening ways to reveal the critters' essences."-Chicago Tribune 1996 Emmy(r) Award "Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Graphic Design" NEA Award for the Advancement of Learning through Broadcasting 1996 Golden Gate Awards-Golden Spire Winner.

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Grade all levels. Spectacular cinematography and fascinating factoids are combined to produce this fast-paced, attention-grabbing nature series that manages to pack a great deal of information into each 30-minute episode. Moving from pre-history to mythology and legend to the latest scientific discoveries, each program covers the gamut of its subject, not in-depth but in breadth. The signature Dorling-Kindersley technique of photographing and filming against a white background and using brilliant color is a visual delight. The filming techniques of zooming and angling, closeups and panoramas, even using the lens as an element by bouncing an acorn from a tree on it or splashing it with droplets of water, keep the eye focused on the subject, while the narrative describes exactly what is being viewed onscreen, allowing viewers to easily absorb the information. Martin Sheen's soothing voice is calm and clear, giving the illusion of unhurried pacing. The episodes on habitats, such as Arctic & Antarctic, Desert, Pond & River, and Seashore include information on how they came to be formed; the plants and animals inhabiting them; and the effects of wind, rain, and other elements on them. The videos on animals, including Ape, Butterfly & Moth, Shell and Mammal have wonderful footage of these creatures in their own settings. At the conclusion of each episode, "The Making of..." explains how certain effects were created. None of these videos discuss the deleterious effect that humans have had on each of these subjects or the problems of environmental pollution. While that is not the purpose of these programs, which show the beauty of nature unspoiled, perhaps a warning that this beauty can be destroyed so easily would not be amiss here. Overall, the quality of the entire series is consistently excellent.
Judith McMahon, Oak Lawn Public Library, IL
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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