Biology of Plants

Biology of Plants

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By (author) Peter H. Raven, By (author) Ray F. Evert, By (author) Susan E. Eichhorn

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  • Publisher: W.H.Freeman & Co Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 900 pages
  • Dimensions: 238mm x 280mm x 30mm | 2,041g
  • Publication date: 19 January 2005
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0716762846
  • ISBN 13: 9780716762843
  • Edition: 7, Revised
  • Edition statement: 7th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 1530 illustrations
  • Sales rank: 79,527

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Biology 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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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