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A Dictionary of Plant Sciences

Contains over 7,600 entries, with 250 new to this edition, covering all aspects of plant sciences, including biochemistry, plant physiology, cytology, ecology, genetics, evolution, biogeography, earth history, and earth sciences
Provides additional content such as appendices, including the Universal Genetic Code, a geologic time-scale, SI Units, plant classification, fungi classification, and a dedicated companion website offering links to online resources
47 line drawings add to the clarity and accessibility of the text.

Series: Oxford Quick Reference (formerly Oxford Paperback Reference)

By: Michael Allaby (Author)

544 pages, 47 b/w line drawings

Oxford University Press

Paperback | Mar 2012 | Edition: 3 | #194021 | ISBN-13: 9780199600571
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Paperback | Aug 2006 | Edition: 3 | #159050 | ISBN: 0198608918
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About this book

This is a completely revised and updated version of the third edition of this dictionary with over 250 new entries. It offers broad coverage of all aspects related to the field of plant sciences including biochemistry, plant physiology, cytology, ecology, genetics, evolution, biogeography, earth history, and earth sciences. New entries such as "evo-devo", "sister relationship", "polytomy", and "parallel sequencing" make this the most up-to-date and comprehensive dictionary available.

Useful appendices (The Universal Genetic Code Geologic Time-Scale, SI Units, Plant Classification, Fungi Classification) and a dedicated companion website featuring web links to relevant online resources support and enhance the A to Z entries.

"Allaby succeeds remarkably well over a wide range of discipline [...] leaves one a better informed person, and who could ask for more from a dictionary?"
- Times Higher Education Supplement

"[...] a very useful first dictionary for biologists with an interest in plants [...]"
- Alan Cadogan, Journal of Biological Education, Vol. 41(4)


Contents

Preface
Contents
A Dictionary of Plant Sciences
The Universal Genetic Code
The Geologic Time-Scale
SI Units
Plant Classification
Fungi Classification


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Biography

Michael Allaby has written many books on nature and environmental science. He is the General Editor of the Oxford Dictionaries of Zoology and Ecology, and co-author of the Dictionary of Earth Sciences. Other publications include the Encyclopedia of Weather and Climate; The Facts on File Weather and Climate Handbook; and the DK Guide to Weather.

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