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How plants work : form, diversity, survival

Author: Stephen Blackmore; Peter R Crane
Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"All the plants around us today are descended from simple algae that emerged more than 500 million years ago. While new plant species are still being discovered, it is thought there are around 400,000 species in existence. From towering redwood trees and diminutive mosses to plants that have stinging hairs and poisons, the diverse range of plant life is extraordinary. How Plants Work is a fascinating inquiry into,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Blackmore; Peter R Crane
ISBN: 9780691177496 069117749X
OCLC Number: 1028512367
Description: 368 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Foreword / by Peter Crane FRS --
Editor's preface : the world of plants --
An introduction to plant morphology --
Roots --
Stems --
Leaves --
Plant reproduction --
Cones and flowers --
Seeds and fruits --
People and plants.
Responsibility: edited by Stephen Blackmore ; with a foreword by Peter Crane.

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"All the plants around us today are descended from simple algae that emerged more than 500 million years ago. While new plant species are still being discovered, it is thought there are around 400,000 species in existence. From towering redwood trees and diminutive mosses to plants that have stinging hairs and poisons, the diverse range of plant life is extraordinary. How Plants Work is a fascinating inquiry into, and celebration of, the complex plant kingdom. With an extended introduction explaining the basics of plant morphology--the study of plant structures and their functions--this book moves beyond mere classification and anatomy by emphasizing the relationship between a plant and its environment. It provides evolutionary context drawn from the fossil record and information about the habitats in which species evolved, and argues for the major influence of predation on plant form. Each section of the book focuses on a specific part of the plant--such as roots, stems and trunks, leaves, cones and flowers, and seeds and fruits--and how these manifest in distinct species, climates, and regions. The conclusion examines the ways humans rely on plant life and have harnessed their capacity for adaptation through selection and domestication."--Dust jacket.

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