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Introductory Botany: Plants, People, and the Environment, Non-media Edition / Edition 2

Introductory Botany: Plants, People, and the Environment, Non-media Edition / Edition 2

by Linda R. Berg


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ISBN-13: 9780495384786
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 03/23/2007
Pages: 648
Product dimensions: 9.20(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Dr. Berg is an award-winning teacher and textbook author. She received a B.S. in science education, an M.S. in botany, and a Ph.D. in plant physiology from the University of Maryland. Her research focused on the evolutionary implications of steroid biosynthetic pathways in various organisms. Dr. Berg taught at the University of Maryland at College Park for 17 years and at St. Petersburg College in Florida for 8 years. During her career, she taught introductory courses in biology, botany, and environmental science to thousands of students. At the University of Maryland, she received numerous teaching and service awards. Dr. Berg is also the recipient of many national and regional awards, including the National Science Teachers Association Award for Innovations in College Science Teaching, the Nation's Capital Area Disabled Student Services Award, and the Washington Academy of Sciences Award in University Science Teaching. During her career as a professional science writer, Dr. Berg has authored or co-authored several leading college science textbooks. Her writing reflects her teaching style and love of science.

Table of Contents

1. An Introduction to the Science of Botany. 2. The Chemical Composition of Cells. 3. Plant Cells. 4. Metabolism in Cells. 5. Plant Tissues and the Multicellular Plant Body. 6. Plant Organs: Roots. 7. Plant Organs: Stems. 8. Plant Organs: Leaves. 9. Flowers, Fruits, and Seeds. 10. Mineral Nutrition and Transport in Plants. 11. Growth Responses and Regulation of Growth. 12. Mitosis, Meiosis, and Life Cycles. 13. Patterns of Inheritance. 14. The Molecular Basis of Inheritance. 15. Genetic Frontiers. 16. Continuity Through Evolution. 17. The Evolution of Populations and Species. 18. The Classification of Plants and Other Organisms. 19. Viruses and Prokaryotes. 20. Kingdom Protista. 21. Kingdom Fungi. 22. Introduction to the Plant Kingdom: Bryophytes. 23. The Plant Kingdom: Seedless Vascular Plants. 24. The Plant Kingdom: Gymnosperms. 25. The Plant Kingdom: Flowering Plants. 26. Ecosystems. 27. Biomes of the World.

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