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Raven Biology of plants

Author: Ray Franklin Evert; Susan E Eichhorn; Peter H Raven
Publisher: New York : W.H. Freeman and Company Publishers, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Eighth editionView all editions and formats
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Long acclaimed as the definitive introductory botany text, Raven Biology of Plants stands as the most significant revision in the book's history.

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Genre/Form: Textbooks
Additional Physical Format: Loose-leaf version:
Evert, Ray Franklin.
Raven Biology of plants.
New York : W.H. Freeman and Company Publishers, [2013]
(DLC) 2011945124
(OCoLC)1020856284
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ray Franklin Evert; Susan E Eichhorn; Peter H Raven
ISBN: 9781429219617 1429219610 9781464113512 1464113513 9781464117800 1464117802
OCLC Number: 781446671
Notes: Peter H. Raven was the first-named co-author of the first seven editions of this work (1970 through 2005); this edition is the work of Ray Evert and Susan Eichhorn--See page v.
"This current edition of Biology of plants has undergone the most significant revision in its history, with every topic scrutinized and, where necessary, revised and updated."--Preface, page xiii.
Description: xvii, 727 pages, pages A 1-6, frames 1-11, G 1-26, IC 1-7, I 1-64 : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Botany : an introduction --
Section 1. Biology of the plant cell. The molecular composition of plant cells ; The plant cell and the cell cycle ; The movement of substances into and out of cells --
Section 2. Energetics. The flow of energy ; Respiration ; Photosynthesis, light, and life --
Section 3. Genetics and evolution. Sexual reproduction and heredity ; The chemistry of heredity and gene expression ; Recombinant DNA technology, plant biotechnology, and genomics ; The process of evolution --
Section 4. Diversity. Systematics : the science of biological diversity ; Prokaryotes and viruses ; Fungi ; Protista : algae and heterotrophic protists ; Bryophytes ; Seedless vascular plants ; Gymnosperms ; Introduction to the angiosperms ; Evolution of the angiosperms ; Plants and people --
Section 5. The angiosperm plant body : structure and development. Early development of the plant body ; Cells and tissues of the plant body ; The root : structure and development ; The shoot : primary structure and development ; Secondary growth in stems --
Section 6. Physiology of seed plants. Regulating growth and development : the plant hormones ; External factors and plant growth ; Plant nutrition and soils ; The movement of water and solutes in plants --
Section 7. Ecology. The dynamics of communities and ecosystems ; Global ecology --
Appendix: Classification of organisms --
Glossary.
Other Titles: Biology of plants
Responsibility: Ray F. Evert (University of Wisconsin, Madison), Susan E. Eichhorn (University of Wisconsin, Madison).

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