This introductory text assumes little prior scientific knowledge on the part of the student. It includes sufficient information for some shorter introductory botany courses open to both majors and nonmajors, and is arranged so that certain sections can be omitted without disrupting the overall continuity of the course. Stern emphasizes current interests while presenting basic botanical principles.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: What Is Plant Biology?
Chapter 2: The Nature of Life?
Chapter 3: Cells
Chapter 4: Tissues
Chapter 5: Roots and Soils
Chapter 6: Stems
Chapter 7: Leaves
Chapter 8: Flowers, Fruits, and Seeds
Chapter 9: Water in Plants
Chapter 10: Plant Metabolism
Chapter 11: Growth
Chapter 12: Meiosis and Alternation of Generation
Chapter 13: Genetics
Chapter 14: Plant Breeding and Propagation
Chapter 15: Evolution
Chapter 16: Plant Names and Classification
Chapter 17: Domain (Kingdom) Bacteria, Domain (Kingdom) Archaea, and Viruses
Chapter 18: Kingdom Protista
Chapter 19: Kingdom Fungi
Chapter 20: Introduction to the Plant Kingdom: Bryophytes
Chapter 21: The Seedless Vascular Plants: Ferns and Their Relatives
Chapter 22: Introduction to Seed Plants: Gymnosperms