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Plants and Society

Plants and Society - 6th edition

ISBN13: 978-0073524221

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ISBN13: 978-0073524221
ISBN10: 0073524220
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 6TH 12
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2012
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Plants and Society - 6TH 12 edition

ISBN13: 978-0073524221

Estelle Levetin

ISBN13: 978-0073524221
ISBN10: 0073524220
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 6TH 12
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company

Published: 2012
International: No
Summary

This introductory, one quarter/one-semester text takes a multidisciplinary approach to studying the relationship between plants and people. The authors strive to stimulate interest in plant science and encourage students to further their studies in botany. Also, by exposing students to society's historical connection to plants, Levetin and McMahon hope to instill a greater appreciation for the botanical world.Plants and Societycovers basic principles of botany with strong emphasis on the economic aspects and social implications of plants and fungi.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents I Plants and Society: The Botanical Connections to Our Lives 1 Plants in Our Lives II Introduction to Plant Life: Botanical Principles 2 The Plant Cell 3 The Plant Body 4 Plant Physiology 5 Plant Life Cycle: Flowers 6 Plant Life Cycle: Fruits and Seeds 7 Genetics 8 Plant Systematics and Evolution 9 Diversity of Plant Life III Plants as a Source of Food 10 Human Nutrition 11 Origins of Agriculture 12 The Grasses 13 Legumes 14 Starchy Staples 15 Feeding a Hungry World IV Commercial Products Derived from Plants 16 Stimulating Beverages 17 Herbs and Spices 18 Materials: Cloth, Wood, and Paper V Plants and Human Health 19 Medicinal Plants 20 Psychoactive Plants 21 Poisonous and Allergy Plants VI Algae and Fungi: The Impact of Algae and Fungi on Human Affairs 22 The Algae 23 Fungi in the Natural Environment 24 Beverages and Foods from Fungi 25 Fungi that Affect Human Health VII Plants and the Environment 26 Plant Ecology Appendix A Metric System Appendix B Classification of Plants

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