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Huge saws, hi-tech feller bunchers, rugged knuckleboom loaders, and speedy slasher saws are just some of the fascinating machines that are used to turn trees into lumber, sawdust, wood chips, and many other useful materials. The superb full-color photographs by veteran photographer Steven Borns, and the author's straightforward descriptions, make it easy for armchair visitors to follow along as trees are felled and delimbed in the forest and then trucked to the sawmill where they are scaled, sorted, debarked, and sawn. Children will delight in scanning the crystal-clear pictures to imagine themselves operating each machine and figuring out which is doing what. A glossary of timber talk, a page of forest facts, and a list of forestry websites for children and teachers help readers young and old learn the lingo and understand more about trees -- our most important renewable natural resource.show more

Product details

  • 9-12
  • Hardback | 40 pages
  • 226.06 x 281.94 x 12.7mm | 340.19g
  • Macmillan Computer Publishing (a Pearson Education company)
  • Que
  • Indianapolis, IN, United States
  • English
  • 1585673684
  • 9781585673681

About Joyce Slayton Mitchell

Joyce Slayton Mitchell is the author of more than thirty books for children and adults. A Vermonter who writes in the summers, she lives in New York City, where she is the director of college advising at an independent school. Steven Borns is a photojournalist and magazine photographer who has worked on several books, including "Crashed, Smashed, and Mashed" and "Tractor-Trailer Trucker" with Joyce Slayton Mitchell.show more

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"Children who are fascinated with big machines, or who want to learn more about trees and other natural resources, will find much to savor here." --"School Library Journal"show more

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