Fundamentals of Plant Science, 1st Edition
- Marihelen Glass
- Rick Parker College of Southern Idaho, Twin Falls, ID
- ISBN-10: 1418000817 | ISBN-13: 9781418000813
- 528 Pages
- © 2009 | Published
- College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $141.00
The organization of topics, the depth and breadth of coverage and the incorporation of applied material throughout the book are all aimed at helping students learn. This approach for both majors and non-majors is more successful than a hierarchical organization: molecules, cells, tissues, organisms and ecology. The number and titles of the chapters in the book reflect its depth and breadth. Fundamentals of Plant Science contains 22 chapters ranging from the importance of plants to plants and ecology, to biomes, to reproduction, to energy conversions, to plant, soil and water, to genetics and biotechnology, to traditional crops, to ornamentals, to wood, to fruits and nuts, to pastures and grasses. Fundamentals of Plant Science helps every student develop an understanding of how plants, impact, grow, reproduce, and function. This understanding promotes informed decision making concerning the role of plants in a functional world.
PART I Plants and Nature
Chapter 1: Why Plant Science?
Chapter 2: Plants and Ecology
Chapter 3: Biomes
PART II Form and Structure
Chapter 4: The Basic Design I: Vegetative Morphology and Adaptations
Chapter 5: The Basic Design II: Morphology and Adaptations of Reproductive Structures
Chapter 6: The Inside Story: Molecules to Cells
Chapter 7: Growth: Cells to Tissues
Chapter 8: Wood
PART III Function and Control
Chapter 9: Plant-Soil-Water Relationships
Chapter 10: Energy Conservation
Chapter 11: The Control of Growth and Development
PART IV Evolution and Diversity
Chapter 12: Sexual Reproduction and Inheritance
Chapter 13: Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology
Chapter 14: Diversity: Vascular Plants
PART V Plants and Society
Chapter 15: Putting Down our Roots
Chapter 16: Vegetables
Chapter 17: Small Fruits
Chapter 18: Fruit and Nut Production
Chapter 19: Flowers and Foliage
Chapter 20: Forage Grasses and Sod
Chapter 21: Plants of Medicine, Culture and Industry
Chapter 22: Modern Agriculture and World Food: Why Plant Science?
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