Plants

Plants

by Michael Allaby, Richard Garratt
     
 

Discovering the Earth is a fascinating seven-volume set that describes the steps by which we have reached our cumulative understanding of the way Earth functions. Each volume concentrates on a particular branch of science and area of scientific discovery through the lives and research of individuals of a specific time. Designed to complement science curricula, the

Overview

Discovering the Earth is a fascinating seven-volume set that describes the steps by which we have reached our cumulative understanding of the way Earth functions. Each volume concentrates on a particular branch of science and area of scientific discovery through the lives and research of individuals of a specific time. Designed to complement science curricula, the books depict the challenges that scientists overcame and the obstacles presented when their contemporaries did not recognize their discoveries as relevant or significant.

Plants: Food, Medicine, and the Green Earth explores the research conducted by philosophers, botanists, and scientists over centuries that resulted in the emergent fields of botany, plant sociology, ecology, and biodiversity and the events that led to the present scientific understanding of plants as therapeutic, medicinal, alimentary, and ornamental. Sidebars throughout the book enhance fundamental concepts and provide capsule biographical portraits of key personalities in the field.

The volume includes information on

the beginnings of natural history

biodiversity and plant conservation

botanical gardens

cultivation of plants and food crops

evolution of plants

geography of plants

medicinal herbs and "physic" gardens

naming and classification of plants

notable plant explorers and collectors

plant anatomy and physiology

The book contains 40 full-color photographs and four-color line illustrations, a glossary, a detailed list of print Internet resources, and an index. Discovering the Earth is an essential set for high school students, teachers, and general, readers who wish to learn how scientists acquired their knowledge of the world that led to how they "discovered" the Earth.

Discovering The Earth Set

Animals

Earth Science

Exploration

Plants

Atmosphere

Ecology

Oceans

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816061020
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/01/2010
Series:
Discovering the Earth Series
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
1.20(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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