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Introductory Plant Biology

Introductory Plant Biology - 7th edition

ISBN13: 978-0697257734

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ISBN10: 0697257738
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Publisher: W.C.Brown Pub.Co.
Published: 1997
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Introductory Plant Biology - 7TH 97 edition

ISBN13: 978-0697257734

Kingsley R. Stern

ISBN13: 978-0697257734
ISBN10: 0697257738
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 7TH 97
Publisher: W.C.Brown Pub.Co.

Published: 1997
International: No
Summary

This vibrant, student-friendly text is widely respected as the authoritative text for a one-quarter or one-semester course for nonmajors. While maintaining its reputation for clear, classic presentation and comprehensive coverage of botanical principles, the seventh edition of Introductory Plant Biologyincorporates a new, stunning design and numerous updates.
A clear, easy-to-read presentation provides interesting and relevant examples of botanical principles and facts.
New to this edition are numerous boxed readings that feature interesting sidebars about current plant research or unusual botanical topics. These readings effectively entwine content from the corresponding chapter.
Introductory Plant Biology's vivid, full-color interior has been extensively redesigned. You'll especially notice the high-quality color, detail, and consistency of the illustrations.
The effective art program is highlighted by numerous, vibrant photos-many of which are high quality photomicrographs.
Over 100 of the more than 550 full-color visuals are new to this edition.
Introductory Plant Biology's physiology coverage-and corresponding artwork-has been completely updated and revised.
In response to reviewer comments, chapter 25, Ecology, has been restructured to flow more smoothly; and discussion of major types of grafting has been moved to the appendix.
Helpful learning aids include chapter outlines, learning goals, overviews, summaries, review questions, discussion questions, references for additional reading, and a complete glossary.
The popular and helpful appendixes have been revised and updated. You'll find the most current taxonomy, new information about poisonous plants, and the care and feeding of houseplants. Also included is new material covering medicinal plants.

Table of Contents

Preface

1 The Development of Plant Study

2 The Nature of Life

3 Cells

4 Tissues

5 Roots and Soils

6 Stems

7 Leaves

8 Flowers, Fruits, and Seeds

9 Water in Plants

10 Plant Metabolism

11 Growth

12 Meiosis and Alteration of Generations

13 Genetics

14 Plant Biotechnology and Propagation

15 Evolution

16 Plant Names and Classification

17 Kingdom Monera and Viruses

18 Kingdom Protoctista

19 Kingdom Fungi and Lichens

20 Introduction to the Plant Kingdom: Bryophytes

21 Introduction to Vascular Plants: Ferns and Their Relatives

22 Introduction to Seed Plants: Gymnosperms

23 Flowering Plants

24 Flowering Plants and Civilization

25 Ecology

Appendixes
1 Scientific Names of Organisms Mentioned in the Text
2 Biological Controls
3 Useful Plants and Poisonous Plants
4 Houseplants and Home Gardening
5 Metric Equivalents and Conversion Tables
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