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Characteristics of Living Things


What is an Insect?

The What is an Insect? e-book explores the amazing world of insects while showing the characteristics and diversity of insects.

Red Onion, Parsnips, Lettuce


14 images of some plants such as carrots, cabbage and leeks whose roots, stems or leaves are used for food



10 images of some cold-blooded vertebrates such as snakes, lizards and alligators typically having dry, scaly skin

Fennel Seeds

Plants: Seeds

6 images of some seeds which are the fertilized part of a plant used for germinating new plants such as fennel, kiwis and pumpkins


Plants: Parts

12 images of some major parts of plants such as stems, roots, flowers and leaves


Plants: Needs

8 images representing some of the needs of plants for healthy growth such as water, nutrients and light

Early Stages Of Plant Growth

Plants: Growth

10 images showing some stages of plant growth from planting to sprouts growing to harvesting

Seed Germinating

Plants: Germination

6 images of some seedlings sprouting as one of the stages towards full plant growth

Boreal Forest

Plants: Biomes

9 images of plants in some large naturally occuring habitats called biomes such as tundra, grasslands and boreal forests

Barbary Macaque Monkeys [Infants]

Mammals: Primates

6 images of some mammals classified as primates such as monkeys, apes and humans and characterized by nails on their hands and feet


Mammals: Omnivores

10 images of some warm-blooded vertebrate animals such as brown bears and chimpanzees that eat a diet of plants and animals

Head of an Elk

Mammals: Herbivores

15 images of some warm-blooded vertebrate animals such as cows, deer and giraffes that eat plant vegetation


Mammals: Carnivores

14 images of warm-blooded vertebrate animals such as cats, polar bears and wolves that eat meat and other animal tissue

Leaves Covered In Frost

Leaves: In Winter

10 images of leaves in various winter conditions such as being covered in frost, snow and ice