Stern s Introductory Plant Biology

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  • ISBN : 1260240835
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Book Excerpt : "Plants and algae are essential for life on earth as it exists today. They provide our world with oxygen and food, make an essential contribution to water and nutrient cycling in ecosystems, provide clothing and shelter, and add beauty to our environment. Some scientists believe that if photosynthetic organisms exist on planets beyond our solar system, it would be possible to sustain other forms of life that depend upon them to survive. Botany today plays a special role in many interests of both major and nonmajor students. For example, in this text, topics such as global warming, ozone layer depletion, acid rain, genetic engineering, organic gardening, Native American and pioneer uses of plants, pollution and recycling, houseplants, backyard vegetable gardening, natural dye plants, poisonous and hallucinogenic plants, nutritional values of edible plants, and many other topics are discussed. To intelligently pursue such topics, one needs to understand how plants grow and function. To this end, the text assumes little prior knowledge of the sciences on the part of the student, but covers basic botany, without excessively resorting to technical terms. The coverage, however, includes sufficient depth to prepare students to go further in the field, should they choose to do so. The text is arranged so that certain sections can be omitted in shorter courses. Such sections may include topics such as soils, molecular genetics, and phylum Bryophyta. Because botany instructors vary greatly in their opinions about the depth of coverage needed for photosynthesis and respiration in an introductory botany course open to both majors and nonmajors, these topics are presented at three different levels. Some instructors will find one or two levels sufficient, whereas others will want to include all three. Both majors in botany and nonmajors who may initially be disinterested in the subject matter of a required course frequently become engrossed if the material is related repeatedly to their popular interests. This is reflected, as intimated above, in the considerable amount of ecology and ethnobotany included with traditional botany throughout the book. Organization of the Text A relatively conventional sequence of botanical subjects is followed. Chapters 1 and 2 cover introductory and background information; Chapters 3 through 11 deal with structure and function; Chapters 12 and 13 introduce meiosis, genetics, and molecular biology. Chapter 14 discusses plant propagation and biotechnology; Chapter 15 introduces evolution; Chapter 16 deals with classification; Chapters 17 through 23 stress, in phylogenetic sequence, the diversity of organisms traditionally regarded as plants; and Chapter 24 deals with ethnobotanical aspects and other information of general interest pertaining to 16 major plant families or groups of families. Chapters 25 and 26 present an overview of the vast topic of ecology, although ecological topics and applied botany are included in the preceding chapters as well. Some of these topics are broached in anecdotes that introduce the chapters, while others are mentioned in text boxes as well as the appendices. Learning Aids A chapter outline is provided at the beginning of each chapter and learning outcomes are shown for major sections within the text. The end of each chapter includes a summary, review questions, and discussion questions to help with the learning experience. New terms are defined as they are introduced, and those that are boldfaced are included, with their pronunciation, in a glossary. A list of the scientific names of all organisms mentioned throughout the text is given in Appendix 1. Appendix 2 deals with biological controls and companion planting. Appendix 3 includes wild edible plants, poisonous plants, medicinal plants, hallucinogenic plants, spices, tropical fruits, and natural dye plants. Appendix 4 gives horticultural information on houseplants, along with brief discussions on how to cultivate vegetables. Nutritional values of the vegetables are included. Appendix 5 covers metric equivalents and conversion tables and Appendix 6 includes a periodic table of the elements"--

Stern s Introductory Plant Biology

Stern s Introductory Plant Biology
Author: James E. Bidlack,Shelley Jansky
Publisher: Unknown
Relase: 2021
ISBN: 1260240835
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Stern s Introductory Plant Biology

Stern s Introductory Plant Biology
Author: Kingsley Stern,Shelley Jansky,James Bidlack
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Relase: 2013-01-10
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Stern s Introductory Plant Biology

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Author: Kingsley Stern,Shelley Jansky,James Bidlack
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Laboratory Manual for Stern s Introductory Plant Biology

Laboratory Manual for Stern s Introductory Plant Biology
Author: Shelley Jansky,Kingsley Stern,James Bidlack
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Relase: 2013-01-08
ISBN: 0077508785
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Loose Leaf for Stern s Introductory Plant Biology

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Stern s Introductory Plant Biology

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Relase: 2020-03-31
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Loose Leaf for Stern s Introductory Plant Biology

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Relase: 2020-01-22
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Relase: 2005
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Stern s Introductory Plant Biology

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Author: James Bidlack,Shelley Jansky
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Relase: 2013-01-01
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Author: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
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Stern s Introductory Plant Biology with Lab Manual

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Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Relase: 2012-05-08
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