The Forest in the Tree: How Fungi Shape the Earth

Author(s): Ailsa Wild; Aviva Reed; Briony Barr; Gregory Crocetti


Age range 8 to 12This is a story about trees and fungi connected through a 'wood wide web' — told by one tiny fungal spore.A little fungus meets a baby cacao tree and they learn to feed each other. They cooperate with a forest of plants and a metropolis of microbes in the soil. But when drought strikes can they work together to survive?The fourth book in the Small Friends Books series, this science-adventure story explores the Earth-shaping partnerships between plants, fungi and bacteria.


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  • : 9781486313310
  • : CSIRO Publishing
  • : CSIRO Publishing
  • : September 2020
  • : {"length"=>["23"], "width"=>["23"], "units"=>["Centimeters"]}
  • : books

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  • : Hardback
  • : 48