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Plant biology

Author: Linda E Graham; James M Graham; Lee Warren Wilcox
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2005.
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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[In this book], you will learn that plant biology is more than learning the names of plants and their parts. Plant biology also considers how and why plants are so important in the world, explaining many practical applications and issues appearing in the news media. This textbook is designed to aid your discovery by focusing on the biological concepts that every educated citizen should know in order to make  Read more...
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Graham, Linda E., 1946-
Plant biology.
Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2005
(OCoLC)60564269
Material Type: Document, Audio book, etc., Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Linda E Graham; James M Graham; Lee Warren Wilcox
OCLC Number: 760949486
Notes: Originally published: Upper Saddle River, NJ : Pearson/Prentice Hall, ©2006. 2nd ed.
Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file)
Contents: Introduction to plant biology; Plants and people --
Plant structure and function: Molecules of life; Cells; Photosynthesis and respiration; DNA and RNA; Cell division; Plant structure, growth, and development; Stems and materials transport; Roots and plant nutrition; Leaves, photosynthesis and transpiration; Plant behavior --
Plant reproduction, genetics, and evolution: Reproduction, meiosis, and life cycles; Genetics and the laws of inheritance; Genetic engineering; Biological evolution --
Diversity of plants, prokaryotes, protists, and fungi: Naming and organizing plants and microbes; Prokaryotes and the origin of life on earth; Protists and the origin of eukaryotic cells; Fungi and lichens; Seedless plants; Gymnosperms, the first seed plants; Angiosperm diversity and reproduction; Flowering plant and animal coevolution --
Ecology and plant adaptations to the environment: Principles of ecology and the biosphere; Arid terrestrial ecosystems; Moist terrestrial ecosystems; Aquatic ecosystems; Human impacts and sustainability --
Appendices: Metric system conversions; Geological time scale --
Answers --
Glossary.
Responsibility: Linda E. Graham, James M. Graham, Lee W. Wilcox.

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[In this book], you will learn that plant biology is more than learning the names of plants and their parts. Plant biology also considers how and why plants are so important in the world, explaining many practical applications and issues appearing in the news media. This textbook is designed to aid your discovery by focusing on the biological concepts that every educated citizen should know in order to make well-informed decisions that will affect us all.-Pref.

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