Plants and People

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  • Copyright: 2012-01-02
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
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Part of the Jones & Bartlett Learning Special Topics in Biology Series!Plants play a role in the environment, in food, beverage, and drug production, as well as human health. Written for the introductory, non-science major course, Plants and People outlines the practical, economical, and environmental aspects of plants' interaction with humans and the earth. Mauseth provides comprehensive coverage of plants in the environment --global warming, deforestation, biogeography -- as well as the role plants play in food, fiber, and medicine.

Table of Contents

Chapter1 Introduction
Part1 Plants Themselves
Chapter2 Whole plants: Introduction to plant bodies, growth forms and life spans
Chapter3 Cells, tissues and organs: The microscopic components of plant structure
Chapter4 Basic metabolism, translocation of water and mineral nutrition
Chapter5 Energy metabolism: Photosynthesis and respiration
Chapter6 Genes Environment and Development
Chapter7 Sexual and asexual reproduction: Gametes, spores and reproductive organs
Chapter8 Genetics: Transferring information from generation to generation
Chapter9 Adapting to changing environments: Evolution, diversification and systematics
Part2 Plants, People, and the Biosphere
Chapter10 Plant biogeography: The distribution of plants on drifting, changing continents
Chapter11 Climate change: The roles of people, plants and carbon dioxide
Chapter12 Agriculture and the biosphere
Part3 Economic Botany
Chapter13 Food plants: Plants that make our lives possible
Chapter14 Spices and herbs: Plants that make eating fun
Chapter15 Plants as sources of medicines, drugs and psychoactive compounds
Chapter16 Fibers, wood, and chemicals: Plants that clothe and house us
Chapter17 Ornamental plants: Plants that refresh us
Chapter18 Algae and fungi: Close (and not-so-close) relatives of plants
Unit Glossary
Unit Index

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