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    Biology of Plants (Hardback) By (author) Peter H. Raven, By (author) Ray F. Evert, By (author) Susan E. Eichhorn


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    DescriptionBiology of Plants has long been the definitive text in introductory botany for biology majors. It is especially known for its impeccable scholarship, extensive coverage of diversity, chemical interactions, evolution and ecology, and magnificent art program. The new edition maintains the book's trademark authority, currency, and expert visuals, while offering a wealth of new information, especially in the areas of taxonomy, genomics, plant hormones, and Arabidopsis research.

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    Biology of Plants
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter H. Raven, By (author) Ray F. Evert, By (author) Susan E. Eichhorn
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 900
    Width: 238 mm
    Height: 280 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 2,041 g
    ISBN 13: 9780716762843
    ISBN 10: 0716762846

    DC21: 581
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.2
    BIC E4L: SCI
    BIC subject category V2: PST
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16700
    BISAC V2.8: SCI011000
    Thema V1.0: PST
    7, Revised
    Edition statement
    7th Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    1530 illustrations
    W.H.Freeman & Co Ltd
    Imprint name
    W.H.Freeman & Co Ltd
    Publication date
    19 January 2005
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    PETER H. RAVEN is Director of the Missouri Botanical Garden, USA and one of the world's leading botanists and advocates of conservation. He received his PHD from University of California, Los Angeles after graduating form the University of California Berkeley, USA. In December 2001, the President of the USA awarded him the National Medal of Science, the highest award for scientific accomplishment in the country. RAY F. EVERT is Katherine Esau Professor of Botany and Plant Pathology at the University of Wisconsin. His research interests include studies on the development and structure of
    Table of contents
    BOTANY: AN INTRODUCTION - PART 1: THE BIOLOGY OF THE PLANT CELL - The Molecular Composition of Plant Cells - The Plant Cell and the Cell Cycle - The Movement of Substances Into and Out of Cells - PART 2: Energetics - The Flow of Energy - Respiration - Photosynthesis, Light, and Life - PART 3: GENETICS AND EVOLUTION - Sexual Reproduction and Heredity - The Chemistry of Heredity and Gene Expression - Recombinant DNA Technology, Plant Biotechnology, and Genomics - The Process of Evolution - PART 4: DIVERSITY - Systematics: The Science of Biological Diversity - Prokaryotes and Viruses - Fungi - Algae and Heterotrophic Protists - Bryophytes - Seedless Vascular Plants - Gymnosperms - Introduction to the Angiosperms - Evolution of the Angiosperms - The Human Prospect - PART 5: THE ANGIOSPERM PLANT BODY: STRUCTURE AND DEVELOPMENT - Early Development of the Plant Body - Cells and Tissues of the Plant Body - The Root: Structure and Development - The Shoot: Primary Structure and Development - Secondary Growth in Stems - PART 6: PHYSIOLOGY OF SEED PLANTS - Regulating Growth and Development: The Plant Hormones - External Factors and Plant Growth - Plant Nutrition and Soils - The Movement of Water and Solutes in Plants - ON THE WEB - PART 7: ECOLOGY - The Dynamics of Communities and Ecosystems - Global Ecology