Botany: An Introduction To Plant Biology / Edition 4

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Newly updated, Botany: An Introduction to Plant Biology, Fourth Edition provides an current, thorough overview of the fundamentals of botany. The topics and chapters are organized in a sequence that is easy to follow, beginning with the most familiar -- structure -- and proceeding to the less familiar -- metabolism -- then finishing with those topics that are probably the least familiar to most beginning students -- genetics, evolution, the diversity of organisms, and ecology.
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A colorfully inviting introductory botany textbook that stresses the ideas of evolution by natural selection, the analysis of biological phenomena and diversity, and the diversity of organisms and their components. The topics proceed from the most familiar--structure, to the less familiar--metabolism, to the least familiar to most beginning students--genetics, evolution, the diversity of organisms, and ecology. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763753450
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 9/1/2008
  • Edition description: 4E
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 672
  • Product dimensions: 9.40 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction to Plants and Botany 1
2 Introduction to the Principles of Chemistry 18
Part 1 Plant Structure
3 Cell Structure 54
4 Growth and Division of the Cell 90
5 Tissues and the Primary Growth of Stems 114
6 Leaves 154
7 Roots 185
8 Structure of Woody Plants 209
9 Flowers and Reproduction 244
Part 2 Plant Physiology and Development
10 Energy Metabolism: Photosynthesis 280
11 Energy Metabolism: Respiration 315
12 Transport Processes 341
13 Soils and Mineral Nutrition 373
14 Development and Morphogenesis 399
15 Genes and the Genetic Basis of Metabolism and Development 433
Part 3 Genetics and Evolution
16 Genetics 470
17 Population Genetics and Evolution 502
18 Classification and Systematics 528
19 Kingdom Monera: Prokaryotes 552
20 Kingdom Myceteae: Fungi 582
21 Algae and the Origin of Eukaryotic Cells 617
22 Nonvascular Plants: Mosses, Liverworts, and Hornworts 655
23 Vascular Plants Without Seeds 682
24 Seed Plants I: Gymnosperms 720
25 Seed Plants II: Angiosperms 751
Part 4 Ecology
26 Populations and Ecosystems 786
27 Biomes 819
Glossary 1
Index 1
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