Introductory Botany: Plants, People, and the Environment, Media Edition (with InfoTrac 1-Semester, Premium Web Site Printed Access Card) / Edition 2

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Overview

Clear and engaging, Linda Berg's INTRODUCTORY BOTANY: PLANTS, PEOPLE, AND THE ENVIRONMENT helps you develop an appreciation of the diverse organisms we call plants, including their remarkable adaptations to the environment and their evolutionary and ecological relationships. Filled with fascinating feature boxes, intriguing chapter-opening stories, and other applied content, the text contains interesting and topical information that will pique your curiosity and help you succeed in your course. Berg shows you the many ways in which plants are fascinating in their own right, important for the existence of all life on Earth, and useful for humans in all aspects of our lives. INTRODUCTORY BOTANY: PLANTS, PEOPLE, AND THE ENVIRONMENT is beautifully and clearly illustrated and features a dynamic art program that helps you visualize even the most complex concepts.

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"This is the most readable textbook I have ever encountered. Other textbooks look pretty, but do not read well."

"I considered the first edition years ago but this new one is a great addition to Introductory Botany and should make our pedagogical work easier and more effective."

"There is no question that your chapters are better…. This is true in terms of organization, main text, and illustration."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534466695
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 3/23/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 648
  • Sales rank: 365,542
  • Product dimensions: 9.15 (w) x 11.21 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Berg is an award-winning teacher and textbook author. She received a B.S. in science education, an M.S. in botany, and a Ph.D. in plant physiology from the University of Maryland. Her research focused on the evolutionary implications of steroid biosynthetic pathways in various organisms. Dr. Berg taught at the University of Maryland at College Park for 17 years and at St. Petersburg College in Florida for 8 years. During her career, she taught introductory courses in biology, botany, and environmental science to thousands of students. At the University of Maryland, she received numerous teaching and service awards. Dr. Berg is also the recipient of many national and regional awards, including the National Science Teachers Association Award for Innovations in College Science Teaching, the Nation's Capital Area Disabled Student Services Award, and the Washington Academy of Sciences Award in University Science Teaching. During her career as a professional science writer, Dr. Berg has authored or co-authored several leading college science textbooks. Her writing reflects her teaching style and love of science.

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Table of Contents

1. An Introduction to the Science of Botany. 2. The Chemical Composition of Cells. 3. Plant Cells. 4. Metabolism in Cells. 5. Plant Tissues and the Multicellular Plant Body. 6. Plant Organs: Roots. 7. Plant Organs: Stems. 8. Plant Organs: Leaves. 9. Flowers, Fruits, and Seeds. 10. Mineral Nutrition and Transport in Plants. 11. Growth Responses and Regulation of Growth. 12. Mitosis, Meiosis, and Life Cycles. 13. Patterns of Inheritance. 14. The Molecular Basis of Inheritance. 15. Genetic Frontiers. 16. Continuity Through Evolution. 17. The Evolution of Populations and Species. 18. The Classification of Plants and Other Organisms. 19. Viruses and Prokaryotes. 20. Kingdom Protista. 21. Kingdom Fungi. 22. Introduction to the Plant Kingdom: Bryophytes. 23. The Plant Kingdom: Seedless Vascular Plants. 24. The Plant Kingdom: Gymnosperms. 25. The Plant Kingdom: Flowering Plants. 26. Ecosystems. 27. Biomes of the World.

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