Plants and Society / Edition 5

Plants and Society / Edition 5

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by Estelle Levetin, Karen McMahon
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0077221257

ISBN-13: 9780077221256

Pub. Date: 10/15/2007

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The

Introductory,non-majors Applied/Economic botany text focusing mostly on human use of plants.

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Introductory,non-majors Applied/Economic botany text focusing mostly on human use of plants.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780077221256
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
10/15/2007
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.73(d)

Table of Contents

I Plants and Society: The Botanical Connections to Our Lives

1 Plants in Our Lives

II Introduction to Plant Life: Botanical Principles

2 The Plant Cell

3 The Plant Body

4 Plant Physiology

5 Plant Life Cycle: Flowers

6 Plant Life Cycle: Fruits and Seeds

7 Genetics

8 Plant Systematics and Evolution

9 Diversity of Plant Life

III Plants as a Source of Food

10 Human Nutrition

11 Origins of Agriculture

12 The Grasses

13 Legumes

14 Starchy Staples

15 Feeding a Hungry World

IV Commercial Products Derived from Plants

16 Stimulating Beverages

17 Herbs and Spices

18 Materials: Cloth, Paper, and Wood

V Plants and Human Health

19 Medicinal Plants

20 Psychoactive Plants

21 Poisonous and Allergy Plants

VI Algae and Fungi: The Impact of Algae and Fungi on Human Affairs

22 The Algae

23 Fungi in the Natural Environment

24 Beverages and Foods from Fungi

25 Fungi that Affect Human Health

VII Plants and the Environment

26 Plant Ecology

Appendix A Metric System

Appendix B Classification of Plants

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