Fundamentals of Plant Science / Edition 1

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The organization of topics, the depth and breadth of coverage and the incorporation of applied material throughout the book are all aimed at helping students learn. This approach for both majors and non-majors is more successful than a hierarchical organization: molecules, cells, tissues, organisms and ecology. The number and titles of the chapters in the book reflect its depth and breadth. Fundamentals of Plant Science contains 22 chapters ranging from the importance of plants to plants and ecology, to biomes, to reproduction, to energy conversions, to plant, soil and water, to genetics and biotechnology, to traditional crops, to ornamentals, to wood, to fruits and nuts, to pastures and grasses. Fundamentals of Plant Science helps every student develop an understanding of how plants, impact, grow, reproduce, and function. This understanding promotes informed decision making concerning the role of plants in a functional world.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781418000813
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 9/22/2008
  • Series: Texas Science Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 682
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Marihelen Glass has been a Professor of Horticulture at North Carolina A&T University for the past 20 years. She teaches classes in Plant Materials, Greenhouse Management and Production, Plant Propagation, Turf Management, Nursery Production, and Floral Design. Dr. Glass teaches in the National Council of State Garden Clubs. Landscape Design Workshops, each year. She has taught courses in Plant Propagation and Native Plants for Advanced Master Gardeners. Marihelen has received 10 awards for Excellent Teaching.

Animal Science & Zoology and Animal Physiology with statistics minor.brigham young university, provo utah(animal science and zoology, iowa state university, ames, iowa (animal physiology with statistics minor)

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Table of Contents

Part I Plants and Nature Chapter 1: Why Plant Science? Chapter 2: Plants and Ecology Chapter 3: Biomes Part II Form and Structure Chapter 4: The Basic Design I: Vegetative Morphology and Adaptations Chapter 5: The Basic Design II: Morphology and Adaptations of Reproductive Structures Chapter 6: The Inside Story: Molecules to Cells Chapter 7: Growth: Cells to Tissues Chapter 8: Wood Part III Function and Control Chapter 9: Plant-Soil-Water Relationships Chapter 10: Energy Conservation Chapter 11: The Control of Growth and Development Part IV Evolution and Diversity Chapter 12: Sexual Reproduction and Inheritance Chapter 13: Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Chapter 14: Diversity: Vascular Plants Part V Plants and Society Chapter 15: Putting Down our Roots Chapter 16: Vegetables Chapter 17: Small Fruits Chapter 18: Fruit and Nut Production Chapter 19: Flowers and Foliage Chapter 20: Forage Grasses and Sod Chapter 21: Plants of Medicine, Culture and Industry Chapter 22: Modern Agriculture and World Food: Why Plant Science?

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