Introductory Plant Biology / Edition 9

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Overview

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 while presenting basic botanical principles.

Study guide to accompany Introductory Plant Biology, by Stern, S8112.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072909418
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 7/26/2002
  • Edition description: 9TH
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 640
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.08 (d)

Meet the Author

Kingsley Stern is currently Professor Emeritus of Botany at California State University, Chico. He received his Ph.D. in botany from the University of Minnesota. He is a member of the Botanical Society of America, American Society of Plant Taxonomists, and the California Botanical Society.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: What Is Plant Biology?

Chapter 2: The Nature of Life?

Chapter 3: Cells

Chapter 4: Tissues

Chapter 5: Roots and Soils

Chapter 6: Stems

Chapter 7: Leaves

Chapter 8: Flowers, Fruits, and Seeds

Chapter 9: Water in Plants

Chapter 10: Plant Metabolism

Chapter 11: Growth

Chapter 12: Meiosis and Alternation of Generation

Chapter 13: Genetics

Chapter 14: Plant Breeding and Propagation

Chapter 15: Evolution

Chapter 16: Plant Names and Classification

Chapter 17: Domain (Kingdom) Bacteria, Domain (Kingdom) Archaea, and Viruses

Chapter 18: Kingdom Protista

Chapter 19: Kingdom Fungi

Chapter 20: Introduction to the Plant Kingdom: Bryophytes

Chapter 21: The Seedless Vascular Plants: Ferns and Their Relatives

Chapter 22: Introduction to Seed Plants: Gymnosperms

Chapter 23: Seed Plants: Angiosperms

Chapter 24: Flowering Plants and Civilization

Chapter 25: Ecology

Chapter 26: Biomes

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