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Botany : An Introduction to Plant Biology / With CD

Botany : An Introduction to Plant Biology / With CD - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-0763721343

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Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Published: 2003
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Botany : An Introduction to Plant Biology / With CD - 3RD 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0763721343

James D. Mauseth

ISBN13: 978-0763721343
ISBN10: 0763721344
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 03
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

Published: 2003
International: No
Summary

Botany: An Introduction to Plant Biology, Third Edition provides a thorough overview of the fundamentals of botany. The topics and chapters are organized in a sequence that is easy to follow, beginning with the most familiar -- structure -- and proceeding to the less familiar -- metabolism -- then finishing with those topics that are probably the least familiar to most beginning students -- genetics, evolution, the diversity of organisms, and ecology.


Throughout the text, three key principles are stressed:

  • evolution by natural selection
  • analysis of botanical phenomenon
  • the diversity of structures and metabolisms

In addition, the author believes that a knowledge of evolution by natural selection is essential for understanding biological structures and processes and therefore places emphasis on Evolution by Natural Selection.

  • Analysis of Botanical Phenomenon and Diversity. Emphasizing natural selection throughout the book allows the author to incorporate analysis of botanical phenomenon and diversity into every subject. This approach of analyzing diversity of structures and metabolisms on the basis of evolution by natural selection encourages students to participate in biological inquiry.
  • BotanyLinks is an extensive botany web site developed specifically for this textbook by Jones and Bartlett Publishers and James Mauseth. Here students will find a variety of exercises, links to relevant web sites, a directory of botany and botany-related organizations, and an enhanced version of the full glossary from the text. Coming Soon!
  • Emphasis on Evolution by Natural Selection. Believing that a knowledge of evolution by natural selection is essential for understanding biological structures and processes, the author works throughout the text to convey how powerful a concept natural selection is. Beginning with Chapter 1, selective advantage and fitness are referred to or discussed in every chapter and on almost every page. Natural selection is covered in detail in Chapter 17 after students have become rather sophisticated in their knowledge of plants and botanical phenomena.
  • Logical progression. The topics and chapters are organized in a sequence that is easy to follow, beginning with the most familiar -- structure -- and proceeding to the less familiar -- metabolism -- then finishing with those topics that are probably the least familiar to most beginning students -- genetics, evolution, the diversity of organisms, and ecology.

Author Bio

Mauseth, James D. : University of Texas, Austin

Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1. Introduction to Plants and Botany
Chapter 2. Introduction to the Principles of Chemistry

Section I. Plant Structure
Chapter 3. Cell Structure
Chapter 4. Growth and Division of the Cell
Chapter 5. Tissues and the Primary Growth of Stems
Chapter 6. Leaves
Chapter 7. Roots
Chapter 8. Structure of Woody Plants
Chapter 9. Flowers and Reproduction

Section II. Plant Physiology and Development
Chapter 10. Photosynthesis
Chapter 11. Respiration
Chapter 12. Transport Processes
Chapter 13. Soils and Mineral Nutrition
Chapter 14. Development and Morphogenesis
Chapter 15. Genes and the Genetic Basis of Metabolism and Development

Section III. Genetics and Evolution
Chapter 16. Genetics
Chapter 17. Population Genetics and Evolution
Chapter 18. Classification and Systematics
Chapter 19. Kingdom Monera: Prokaryotes
Chapter 20. Kingdom Myceteae: Fungi
Chapter 21. Algae
Chapter 22. Nonvascular Plants: Mosses, Liverworts and Hornworts
Chapter 23. Vascular Plants Without Seeds
Chapter 24. Seed Plants I: Gymnosperms
Chapter 25. Seed Plants II: Angiosperms

Section IV. Ecology
Chapter 26. Populations and Ecosystems
Chapter 27. Biomes

Glossary
Index

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