Plants: Diversity and Evolution / Edition 1

Plants: Diversity and Evolution / Edition 1

by Martin Ingrouille, Bill Eddie
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521794331

ISBN-13: 9780521794336

Pub. Date: 03/31/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Introducing students to the fundamental concepts of botany, plant science, plant ecology and plant evolutionary biology, this book uses well-defined technical terms and extensive examples. It describes the evolution of land plants and algae in relation to environmental change and examines their biochemical, physiological and morphological adaptations to differing

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Introducing students to the fundamental concepts of botany, plant science, plant ecology and plant evolutionary biology, this book uses well-defined technical terms and extensive examples. It describes the evolution of land plants and algae in relation to environmental change and examines their biochemical, physiological and morphological adaptations to differing environments. Chapters on plant cell characteristics, new classifications and the topical issue of plant exploitation are included.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521794336
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/31/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
456
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Process, form, and pattern; 2. The genesis of form; 3. Endless forms?; 4. Sex, multiplication, and dispersal; 5. Ordering the paths of diversity; 6. The lives of plants; 7. The fruits of the Earth; 8. Knowing plants; Glossary; References.

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