Plant Sciences: Macmillan Science Library, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0028659147
  • ISBN-13: 9780028659145
  • DDC: 580.3
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade +
  • 957 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2001 | Published/Released December 2003
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2001

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For students, plants are the introduction to life sciences. This encyclopedia introduces the fundamentals -- such as cells, transportation and photosynthesis, and also examines related fields, such as agribusiness, conservation and ethnobotany. The set is fully illustrated and offers marginal definitions, timelines and sidebars throughout.

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 002865434X | ISBN-13: 9780028654348


"There is really little else with which to compare this set; it seems badly needed...Plant Sciences is highly recommended for schools, public library reference collections and even undergraduate-level college and university collections."-- Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin (June 1 & 15, 2001)

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"We called this work 'lovely to look at and delightful to read' the inaugural title in the Macmillan Science Library, it is tied to the curriculum and intended for middle school and up."-- Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin (September 1, 2001)

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"I am pleased to recommend this comprehensive, eminently readable, and modestly priced reference work to students, chemists, chemical educators, and anyone interested in the broad area of plant sciences." -- Journal of College Science Teaching (March 2002)

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"The look of this resource is sleek--not brassy--and soft and inviting,..And, happily, the content is a match...The preponderant riches--the broad range of topics include genetic engineering, herbaria, and tea--make the set recommendable, especially for middle school and high school students, and perhaps for college freshmen." -- ARBA (2002)


"Lovely to look at and delightful to read, this work is the latest of Macmillan's four-color science sets and the inaugural title in a new series, the Macmillan Science Library. Tied to the curriculum and intended for middle-school grades and up, it provides information that will be useful at several levels of readership." -- Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin (June 1 & 15, 2001)

— Booklist

"The beauty of the photographs will attract students to this reference, but the vocabulary will be somewhat difficult for a less than enthusiastic middle school student. However, this is an excellent resource and high schools and public libraries will want it on their shelves." -- Blanche and David's Reference for Students (May 2001)

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"The writing is clear and well organized, and depending on the topic, it's concise or very detailed...most pages generally include a table, chart, photo, map, or labeled diagram that helps clarify even the most difficult topics...A solid addition to school or public libraries." -- School Library Journal (August 2001)

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