Stern's Introductory Plant Biology / Edition 13

Stern's Introductory Plant Biology / Edition 13

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by James Bidlack, Shelley Jansky, Kingsley Stern
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0073369446

ISBN-13: 9780073369440

Pub. Date: 01/11/2013

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

This introductory text assumes little prior scientific knowledge on the part of the student. It includes sufficient information for some shorter introductory botany courses open to both majors and nonmajors, and is arranged so that certain sections can be omitted without disrupting the overall continuity of the course. Stern emphasizes current interests while

Overview

This introductory text assumes little prior scientific knowledge on the part of the student. It includes sufficient information for some shorter introductory botany courses open to both majors and nonmajors, and is arranged so that certain sections can be omitted without disrupting the overall continuity of the course. Stern emphasizes current interests while presenting basic botanical principles. This latest edition incorporates measurable learning outcomes and updated readings. Students will be introduced to the new classification of plants and plant-related species, integration of biotechnology into several chapters and inclusion of new text boxes addressing the areas of ecology, evolution and molecular biology. New photos have replaced older pictures or have been added also.

With this edition we introduce McGraw-Hill Connect® Botany, a web-based assignment and assessment platform that gives students the means to better connect with their coursework, with their instructors, and with the important concepts that they will need to know for success now and in the future. With McGraw-Hill Connect Botany, instructors can deliver interactive assignments, quizzes and tests online. Nearly all the questions from the text are presented in an autogradable format and tied to the text’s learning objectives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780073369440
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
01/11/2013
Edition description:
List
Pages:
640
Sales rank:
347,332
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

1 What Is Plant Biology?

2 The Nature of Life

3 Cells

4 Tissues

5 Roots and Soils

6 Stems

7 Leaves

8 Flowers, Fruits, and Seeds

9 Water in Plants

10 Plant Metabolism

11 Growth and Development

12 Meiosis and Alternation of Generations

13 Genetics and Molecular Biology

14 Plant Breeding, Propagation, and Biotechnology

15 Evolution

16 Plant Names and Classifi cation

17 Domain (Kingdom) Bacteria, Domain (Kingdom) Archaea, and Viruses

18 Kingdom Protista

19 Kingdom Fungi

20 Introduction to the Plant Kingdom: Bryophytes

21 The Seedless Vascular Plants: Ferns and Their Relatives

22 Introduction to Seed Plants: Gymnosperms

23 Seed Plants: Angiosperms

24 Flowering Plants and Civilization

25 Ecology

26 Biomes

Appendix 1 Scientific Names of Organisms Mentioned in the Text

Appendix 2 Biological Controls

Appendix 3 Useful and Poisonous Plants, Fungi, and Algae

Appendix 4 House Plants and Home Gardening

Appendix 5 Metric Equivalents and Conversion Tables

Glossary

Photo Credits

Index

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