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Introductory Botany : Plants, People, and the Environment,9780030754531
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Introductory Botany : Plants, People, and the Environment

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9780030754531

ISBN10:
0030754534
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
10/7/1996
Publisher(s):
Brooks Cole
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Summary

Clear and engaging, Linda Berg's INTRODUCTORY BOTANY: PLANTS, PEOPLE, AND THE ENVIRONMENT helps you develop an appreciation of the diverse organisms we call plants, including their remarkable adaptations to the environment and their evolutionary and ecological relationships. Filled with fascinating feature boxes, intriguing chapter-opening stories, and other applied content, the text contains interesting and topical information that will pique your curiosity and help you succeed in your course. Berg shows you the many ways in which plants are fascinating in their own right, important for the existence of all life on Earth, and useful for humans in all aspects of our lives. INTRODUCTORY BOTANY: PLANTS, PEOPLE, AND THE ENVIRONMENT is beautifully and clearly illustrated and features a dynamic art program that helps you visualize even the most complex concepts.

Table of Contents

1. An Introduction to the Science of Botany
PART I: THE PLANT CELL
2. The Chemical Composition of Cells
3. Plant Cells
4. Metabolism in Cells
PART II: PLANT STRUCTURE AND LIFE PROCESSES
5. Plant Tissues and the Multicellular Plant Body
6. Plant Organs: Roots
7. Plant Organs: Stems
8. Plant Organs: Leaves
9. Flowers, Fruits, and Seeds
10. Mineral Nutrition and Transport in Plants
11. Growth Responses and Regulation of Growth
PART III: THE CONTINUITY OF PLANT LIFE
12. The Molecular Basis of Inheritance
13. Mitosis and Meiosis
14. Patterns of Inheritance
15. Genetic Frontiers
16. Continuity Through Evolution
17. The Evolution of Populations and Species
PART IV: DIVERSITY
18. The Classification of Plants and Other Organisms
19. Kingdoms Eubacteria and Archaebacteria
20. Kingdom Protista
21. Kingdom Fungi
22. Introduction to the Plant Kingdom: Bryophytes
23. The Plant Kingdom: Seedless Vascular Plants
24. The Plant Kingdom: Gymnosperms
25. The Plant Kingdom: Flowering Plants
PART V: PLANT ECOLOGY
26. Ecosystems
27. Biomes of the World
Appendices / Glossary


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