In this story of the palm tree, the writer, a science teacher by profession, keeps clear of political and commercial biases alluded to in the epilogue. He is concerned with scientific concepts and methods of teaching in general and teaching science in particular. He realizes that one of the methods of teaching is by telling relevant stories. This particular story would be very useful to science students in elementary and middle grades in understanding the basic structure and functions as well as the amazing uses of the various parts of the palm tree that make it a "Life-Giving Plant" Beginning Advanced Placement or Advanced Level students will gain useful basic organic chemistry knowledge from this book. Social Studies students, at all levels, also would benefit from this story by learning some aspects of the culture of other peoples.
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