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What is pollination?

Bobbie Kalman (Author)
Pollination has been in the headlines for the past few years because it directly affects the food supply on Earth. Flowering plants produce fruit or seeds only after pollination. Pollination by insects is a critical function of all land ecosystems. Most orchard fruits, vegetables, and some field crops are pollinated by insects. Pollinators are threatened by pesticides, invasive species, and habitat destruction, but they are especially threatened by a lack of awareness about their importance. This informative book filled with stunning photographs will focus on the critical fact that protecting pollinators means having food to eat. It will help children look at insects in a very different way
Print Book, English, 2011
Crabtree Publishing Company, New York, N.Y., 2011
32 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
9780778732860, 9780778733065, 077873286X, 0778733068
What is pollen?
What is pollination?
Types of pollination
Shapes and colors
Do we need pollinators?
Insect pollinators
Bees are best!
Butterflies and moths
Wasps and flies
Beetle pollinators
Bird pollinators
Lizards, bats, possums
Pollinators in danger!
Helping pollinators
Includes index