The Science of Agriculture: A Biological Approach / Edition 4

The Science of Agriculture: A Biological Approach / Edition 4

by Ray V Herren
     
 

ISBN-10: 1439057761

ISBN-13: 9781439057766

Pub. Date: 01/28/2011

Publisher: Cengage Learning

THE SCIENCE OF AGRICULTURE: A BIOLOGICAL APPROACH, 4th EDITION integrates biological sciences with modern agricultural concepts. Easy-to-follow and superbly illustrated, this text will develop the reader's comprehension of Agriscience, as thorough coverage is given to plant and animal systems, soils, cell functions, genetics, genetic engineering, plant and

Overview

THE SCIENCE OF AGRICULTURE: A BIOLOGICAL APPROACH, 4th EDITION integrates biological sciences with modern agricultural concepts. Easy-to-follow and superbly illustrated, this text will develop the reader's comprehension of Agriscience, as thorough coverage is given to plant and animal systems, soils, cell functions, genetics, genetic engineering, plant and animal reproduction, entomology, the uses of biotechnology, environmental concerns as well as new direction in agriculture and careers. The text also includes an examination of the controversy and concerns over the use of genetic engineering, genetically modified organisms, cloning, and their perceived and potential dangers to humans and the environment. An emphasis is placed on critical thinking, and practical activities to reinforce key information are featured at the end of each chapter. New directions in agriculture and agricultural career choices for the 21st century are also considered.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439057766
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/28/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
784
Sales rank:
1,132,011
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

1. The Science of Agriculture. 2. Soil: The Source of Life. 3. Cells: Agriculture's Building Blocks. 4. The Science of Genetics. 5. Genetic Engineering. 6. The Classification of Agricultural Organisms. 7. Plant Systems. 8. Plant Reproduction. 9. Plant Growth. 10. Animal Systems. 11. Animal Reproduction. 12. Animal Growth. 13. Plant and Animal Diseases. 14. Weed Science. 15. Agricultural Entomology. 16. The Science of Forestry. 17. The Science of Aquaculture. 18. Agriculture and the Environment. 19. Wildlife and Management 20. A Safe Food Supply. 21. The Science of Food Preservation. 22. The Science of Fiber Production. 23. Producing Organically Grown Products. 24. New Directions in Agriculture. 25. Energy from Agriculture. 26. Careers in Agricultural Science. 27. The Agriscience Fair. 28. Laboratory Safety. Appendix A: Developing Career Skills and Habits. Appendix B: Plan Supervised Agricultural Experience Programs. Glossary. Index.

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