Higher Education

Introduction to Botany, 1st Edition

  • James Schooley Salem State College, Salem, Massachusetts
  • ISBN-10: 0827373783  |  ISBN-13: 9780827373785
  • 136 Pages
  • © 1997 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $264.00



Written specifically for the horticultural student, this new text presents an ideal introduction to botany for the non-science major. The book's systematic organization around the five-kingdom system effectively covers the botanical basics, while the many illustrations make new scientific concepts easy to understand. By clearly presenting such topics as respiration, fermentation, photosynthesis, and physical properties of protoplasm, the text builds a solid biological foundation for further study in the plant sciences.

Features and Benefits

  • organized around the five-kingdom system to reflect the latest biological research
  • highly illustrated to clarify complex biological and chemical concepts
  • complete coverage of basic elements of plant chemistry
  • in-depth discussion of the interdependence between humans and the five kingdoms
  • several chapters each on fungi and algae

Table of Contents

The Origin of Life, The Cell, Mitosis and Metosis, Chemistry, Mendelian Genetics, DNA, Viruses, Physical, Properties of Protoplasm, Photosynthesis, Respiration and Fermentation, Bacteria, Blue Green Algae, Green Alage, Brown Alage, Red Alage, Other Alage, Fungi Myzomycetes, Phycomycetec, Fungi -- Ascomycetes, Fungi Basidiomycetes, Fungi Imperfecti, Lichens, Classification, Bryophytes, Pteridophytes, Tissues, Gymnosperms, Angiosperms, Hormones, Biological Clocks, Plant Nutrition, Stems, Roots, Leaves, Flowers, Fruits and Seeds, Other Methods of Propagation, Evolution, Ecology, Plants and Human Welfare, Glossary

Meet the Author

Author Bio

James Schooley

State University of Michigan, Highland Park Community College, University of Ohio - Assistant Professor, Salem State College - Associate Professor, Professor