The Integral Trees Book Summary and Study Guide

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This book and its sequel are very interesting. The story of a small tribe of tree dwellers looking for more resources for their tribe encounters another tribe and get sent on many adventures. All this in an environment without a planet. Living on trees floating in a free fall environment.
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The review of this Book prepared by Chris Stephensen

In this book, Niven shows us a group of evolved humans living without gravity in the gas cloud which surrounds a neutron star. Ever wish humans could fly? Well, in this book they can!
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 20%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Coming of age    -   Yes Youngster becomes    -   an adult (general) Explore/1st contact/ enviro story    -   Yes Explore:    -   exploring a wondrous planet or phenomena    -   surviving natural elements on planet Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   unemployed    -   farmer Age:    -   a teen


Terrain    -   Jungle    -   Water    -   Forests    -   Planet surface, need spacesuit    -   Asteroid A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a primitive/fantasy society Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed    -   a significant amount of technical jargon Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   descript of touching personal anatomy    -   impregnation/reproduction    -   description of breasts How much dialogue?    -   significantly more dialog than descript    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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