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From a distance, plants may seem harmless. But that doesnt mean all of them are. Welcome to the world of carnivorous plants, where the beautiful foliage and attractive appearance belie these plants true intentions. Readers learn about Venus fly traps, pitcher plants, and more, as well as the mechanisms that allow them to eat animals and insects whole. This information-rich volume explains how being carnivorous is actually a defense, and how it helps these special plants survive. Colorful images and age-appropriate language explain important science concepts, which are presented in a way thats designed to complement classroom learning.

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