Higher Education

The Science of Agriculture: A Biological Approach, 3rd Edition

  • Ray V. Herren University of Georgia, Athens (Emeritus)
  • ISBN-10: 1401898009  |  ISBN-13: 9781401898007
  • 696 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2002, 1996
  • © 2007 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $176.75
  • Newer Edition Available

About

Overview

This text focuses on the scientific principles of the agricultural industry. Designed for use in high school agriscience courses, the aim of the text is to provide students with a basic understanding of the concepts behind the agricultural industry. Traditionally, high school agriculture texts have concentrated on the "how" behind the industry. The Science of Agriculture: A Biological Approach, third Edition concentrates more on the "why" behind the industry. Topics include plant and animal systems, soils, cell functions, genetics, genetic engineering, plant and animal reproduction, entomology, the uses of biotechnology, and careers. The text also includes a thorough examination of the controversy and concerns over the use of genetic engineering, genetically modified organisms, cloning, and their perceived and potential dangers to humans and the environment. Each chapter begins with clearly-stated learning objectives, followed by key terminology. Chapters close with student learning activities intended to extend learning beyond the text material. end-of-Chapter test questions, in True/False; Short Answer/Discussion; and Multiple Choice formats help to evaluate students' understanding of the concepts presented in the text.

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Features and Benefits

  • Presents agricultural and biological concepts for a better understanding of the agricultural industry
  • Connects real life scenarios with biological principles to help students retain the concepts presented
  • Excellent illustrations lead to a clearer understanding of key concepts
  • Student-based activities reinforce learning

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Science of Agriculture
Chapter 2: Soil: The Source of Life
Chapter 3: Cells: Agriculture''s Building Blocks
Chapter 4: The Science of Genetics
Chapter 5: Genetic Engineering
Chapter 6: The Classification of Agricultural Organisms
Chapter 7: Plant Systems
Chapter 8: Plant Reproduction
Chapter 9: Plant Growth
Chapter 10: Animal Systems
Chapter 11: Animal Reproduction
Chapter 12: Animal Growth
Chapter 13: Plant and Animal Diseases
Chapter 14: Weed Science
Chapter 15: Agricultural Entomology
Chapter 16: The Science of Forestry
Chapter 17: The Science of Aquaculture
Chapter 18: Agriculture and the Environment
Chapter 19: A Safe Food Supply
Chapter 20: The Science of Food Preservation
Chapter 21: The Science of Fiber Production
Chapter 22: Producing Organically Grown Products
Chapter 23: New Directions in Agriculture
Chapter 24: Careers in Agricultural Science
Chapter 25: The Agriscience Fair
Chapter 26: Laboratory Safety
Appendix A: Developing Career Skills and Habits
Appendix B: Plan Supervised Agricultural Experience
Programs
Glossary
Index

What's New

  • New chapters on Scientific Classification, Lab Safety and Agriscience Fairs
  • New and updated information on animal cloning, food safety and nutrition, GMOs, soil classification, and organic food production and labeling

Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

Material is current and relevant; possess adequate features

— Alexander Azcona

Extensive use of color throughout text and the preface is useful to teachers. The text also provides a career-centered approach and real world correlation for students.

— Chris Clemons

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Guide  (ISBN-10: 1401898017 | ISBN-13: 9781401898014)

Interactivity CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1401898068 | ISBN-13: 9781401898069)

The Classroom Interactivity CD-ROM will allow the instructor the ability to create a dynamic learning environment. The Classroom Interactivity CD-ROM will have 4 different software applications each resembling a popular game show format. These software applications reinforce material presented in each chapter. It engages the students in active participation, which enhances their learning experience. This is a great way to encourage active learning and to reinforce learning outside of the classroom.

List Price = $218.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $164.50

Lab Manual CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1401898076 | ISBN-13: 9781401898076)

When purchased, the Lab Manual CD-ROM gives the instructor the license to unlimited use of all of the lab material provided and the ability to provide copies to all of their students for one low price. It encompasses all information from the Lab Manual and the Lab Manual Instructor’s Guide as .pdf files. This new resource allows instructor’s to print as many copies of whichever exercises they need for as long as they use the book.

List Price = $613.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $461.75

Classmaster CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 140189805X | ISBN-13: 9781401898052)

The ClassMaster includes the following components: COMPUTERIZED TESTBANK • Provides the most flexible solution for creating, administering, and grading exams, tutorials, and quizzes • Features a Quick Start Guide that will lead the instructor through the basic steps of creating a gradebook and exam for the corresponding subject and discipline INSTRUCTOR'S GUIDE • Provides unit objectives, competencies to be developed, unit glossaries, and answers to all questions in the accompanying textbook TEACHER'S RESOURCE MATERIALS • Includes lesson plans and PowerPoint™ Slides (some books include transparency masters in lieu of PowerPoint™)

Instructor's Manual for Lab Manual  (ISBN-10: 1401898033 | ISBN-13: 9781401898038)

Lab Manual  (ISBN-10: 1401898025 | ISBN-13: 9781401898021)

List Price = $136.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $103.25

Exploring Agriscience  (ISBN-10: 0766816745 | ISBN-13: 9780766816749)

This full-color exploratory approach to agriscience helps students develop a firm intellectual and skill-based foundation for further career preparations in agriscience. Its easy to follow format accommodates the middle school students need for a broad introduction to such subjects as horticulture, animal science, environmental science, biotechnology, and careers in agricultural-related fields. Numerous hands-on exercises and superb full-color illustrations help reinforce major principles, while highlighted articles, featuring FFA Career Development Events, prepare students for later participation in FFA contests. An instructor's guide, laboratory manual, teacher's resource guide and test bank CD-ROM are also available for this text.

List Price = $330.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $248.75

Student Supplements

Interactivity CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1401898068 | ISBN-13: 9781401898069)

The Classroom Interactivity CD-ROM will allow the instructor the ability to create a dynamic learning environment. The Classroom Interactivity CD-ROM will have 4 different software applications each resembling a popular game show format. These software applications reinforce material presented in each chapter. It engages the students in active participation, which enhances their learning experience. This is a great way to encourage active learning and to reinforce learning outside of the classroom.

List Price = $218.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $164.50

Lab Manual CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1401898076 | ISBN-13: 9781401898076)

When purchased, the Lab Manual CD-ROM gives the instructor the license to unlimited use of all of the lab material provided and the ability to provide copies to all of their students for one low price. It encompasses all information from the Lab Manual and the Lab Manual Instructor’s Guide as .pdf files. This new resource allows instructor’s to print as many copies of whichever exercises they need for as long as they use the book.

List Price = $613.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $461.75

Lab Manual  (ISBN-10: 1401898025 | ISBN-13: 9781401898021)

List Price = $136.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $103.25

Exploring Agriscience  (ISBN-10: 0766816745 | ISBN-13: 9780766816749)

"Exploring Agriscience 2nd Edition" is designed to help readers develop a firm intellectual and skill-based foundation for further career preparation in agriscience. It offers essential up-to-date instruction on plant and animal science, food science and environmental technology in an easy to follow format. Illuminating full color photos and illustrations enhance comprehension with visual learning, and numerous exercises for practical applications are presented to help reinforce key concepts of the text.

List Price = $330.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $248.75

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Ray V. Herren

Dr. Ray V. Herren has been actively involved in agriculture for most of his life. He grew up on a diversified farm, where he played a major role in the production of livestock. He obtained a bachelor of science degree in agricultural education from Auburn University, a master's degree in agribusiness education from Alabama A & M, and a doctorate in vocational education (with an emphasis in agricultural education) from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Dr. Herren has taught at Gaylesville High School, Virginia Tech, Oregon State University, and the University of Georgia in Athens, where he recently retired as head of the Department of Agriculture Leadership, Education, and Communication. In addition to serving as national president in the Future Farmers of America (FFA) alumni organization, he has served on numerous committees from the local to international level, including a national task force to develop FFA programs for middle school and the national committee for career development events. His prolific scholarly activity includes 26 journal articles, 51 invited or refereed presentations, and 12 books and manuals. He has also earned several awards for his commitment to service, including induction into the Georgia Agricultural Teacher Hall of Fame and UGA's prestigious College of Education Outstanding Teaching Award.