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Plants & society

Author: Estelle Levetin; Karen McMahon
Publisher: New York, NY : McGraw-Hill, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 6th edView all editions and formats
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Takes a multidisciplinary approach to studying the relationship between plants and people. This book covers basic principles of botany with emphasis on the economic aspects and social implications of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Estelle Levetin; Karen McMahon
ISBN: 9780073524221 0073524220
OCLC Number: 719445641
Notes: Previous edition: 2008.
Includes index.
Description: xvii, 526 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 28 cm
Contents: Plants and Society: The Botanical Connection to Our Lives. Plants in Our Lives --
Introduction to Plant Life: Botanical Principles --
The Plant Cell --
The Plant Body --
Plant Physiology --
Plant Life Cycle: Flowers --
Plant Life Cycle: Fruits and Seeds --
Genetics --
Plant Systematics and Evolution --
Diversity of Plant Life --
Plants as a Source of Food. Human Nutrition --
Origins of Agriculture --
The Grasses --
Legumes --
Starchy Staples --
Feeding a Hungry World --
Commercial Products Derived from Plants. Stimulating Beverages --
Herbs and Spices --
Materials: Cloth, Wood, and Paper --
Plants and Human Health. Medicinal Plants --
Psychoactive Plants --
Poisonous and Allergy Plants --
Algae and Fungi: The Impact of Algae and Fungi on Human Affairs. The Algae --
Fungi in the Natural Environment --
Beverages and Foods from Fungi --
Fungi That Affect Human Health --
Plants and the Environment. Plant Ecology.
Other Titles: Plants and society
Responsibility: Estelle Levetin, Karen McMahon.

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