MP: Introductory Plant Biology w/ OLC bind-in card

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  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2003-04-23
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
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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 ethnobotanical while presenting basic botanical principles.

Table of Contents

1 What Is Plant Biology?

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 Alternation of Generations

13 Genetics

14 Plant Breeding and Propagation

15 Evolution

16 Plant Names and Classification

17 Kingdom Bacteria, Kingdom Archaea, and Viruses

18 Kingdom Protista

19 Kingdom Fungi

20 Introduction to the Plant Kingdom: Brophytes

21 The Seedless Vascular Plants: Ferns and Their Relatives

22 Introduction to Seed Plants: Gymnosperms

23 Seed Plants: Angiosperms

24 Flowering Plants and Civilization

25 Ecology

26 Biomes

Appendix 1 Scientific Names of Organisms Mentioned in the Text

Appendix 2 Biological Controls

Appendix 3 Useful and Poisonous Plants, Fungi, and Algae

Appendix 4 House Plants and Home Gardening

Appendix 5 Metric Equivalents and Conversion Tables

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