The Science of Agriculture: A Biological Approach / Edition 4

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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.

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Material is current and relevant; possess adequate features

Extensive use of color throughout text and the preface is useful to teachers. The text also provides a career-centered approach and real world correlation for students.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439057766
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/28/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 784
  • Sales rank: 840,128
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Ray V. Herren has been actively involved in agriculture for most of his life. He grew up on a diversified farm, where he played a major role in the production of livestock. He obtained a bachelor of science degree in agricultural education from Auburn University, a master's degree in agribusiness education from Alabama A & M, and a doctorate in vocational education (with an emphasis in agricultural education) from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Dr. Herren has taught at Virginia Tech, Oregon State University, and the University of Georgia in Athens, where he recently retired as head of the Department of Agriculture Leadership, Education, and Communication. In addition to being a national leader in the Future Farmers of America (FFA) Alumni organization, he has served on numerous committees from the local to international level, including a national task force to develop FFA programs for middle school and the National Committee for Career Development Events. His prolific scholarly activity includes 26 journal articles, 51 invited or refereed presentations, and 12 books and manuals. He has also earned several awards for his commitment to service, as well as UGA's prestigious College of Education Outstanding Teaching Award.

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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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