Tree of Life

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Tree of Life

The Incredible Biodiversity of Life on Earth

By Rochelle Strauss; Margot Thompson (Illustrator)

Kids Can Press, Hardcover, 9781553376699, 40pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2004

Description
If every known species on Earth were a leaf on a tree, that tree would have 1 750 000 leaves. Since humans count for just one leaf on the tree, we have a lot to learn about the millions of other forms of life with which we share the world. A dazzlingly illustrated and child-friendly introduction to biodiversity, Tree of Life shows how living things are classified into five kingdoms --- and how each has much to tell us about all aspects of life on our planet.Tree of Life is part of CitizenKid: A collection of books that inform children about the world and inspire them to be better global citizens.


About the Author
Rochelle Strauss is an environmental education consultant in Toronto. She has designed and developed education programs, as well as consulted on numerous environmental projects, including a biodiversity museum in Panama and a national park in Canada.

Margot Thompson is an illustrator of children's books including the award-winning Tree of Life, Sea Monsters, Make a Change: Shapes, and Make a Change: Opposites. She also works as a designer at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto.