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Introductory Plant Biology (International Edition)

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Series: McGraw-Hill Key Textbooks Series

By: James E Bidlack and Shelley H Jansky

622 pages, colour photos, colour illustrations, colour tables

McGraw Hill

Paperback | Feb 2010 | Edition: 12 | #184517 | ISBN-13: 9780071222129
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This introductory text assumes little prior scientific knowledge on the part of the student. It includes sufficient information for some shorter introductory botany courses open to both majors and nonmajors, and is arranged so that certain sections can be omitted without disrupting the overall continuity of the course. Stern emphasizes current interests while presenting basic botanical principles.


Chapter 1: What Is Plant Biology?
Chapter 2: The Nature of Life?
Chapter 3: Cells
Chapter 4: Tissues
Chapter 5: Roots and Soils
Chapter 6: Stems
Chapter 7: Leaves
Chapter 8: Flowers, Fruits, and Seeds
Chapter 9: Water in Plants
Chapter 10: Plant Metabolism
Chapter 11: Growth
Chapter 12: Meiosis and Alternation of Generation
Chapter 13: Genetics
Chapter 14: Plant Breeding and Propagation
Chapter 15: Evolution
Chapter 16: Plant Names and Classification
Chapter 17: Domain (Kingdom) Bacteria, Domain (Kingdom) Archaea, and Viruses
Chapter 18: Kingdom Protista
Chapter 19: Kingdom Fungi
Chapter 20: Introduction to the Plant Kingdom: Bryophytes
Chapter 21: The Seedless Vascular Plants: Ferns and Their Relatives
Chapter 22: Introduction to Seed Plants: Gymnosperms
Chapter 23: Seed Plants: Angiosperms
Chapter 24: Flowering Plants and Civilization
Chapter 25: Ecology
Chapter 26: Biomes

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In late 1999/early 2000, Kingsley Stern and McGraw-Hill Publishers initiated a search to find scientists to join the author team for Stern's Introductory Plant Biology. After nearly three decades of publishing this successful textbook, it was clear to Dr. Stern and the people at McGraw-Hill that new botanists would help to further enrich the content and continue the dedication and hard work needed for future editions.

Jim Bidlack received a B.S. Degree in Agronomy, with a Soil & Crop Option, from Purdue University in 1984 and continued his education with a Master's Degree in Crop Physiology at the University of Arkansas in 1986.

Shelley H. Jansky received a Bachelor's Degree in Biology from the University of Wisconsin'Stevens Point in 1982, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Plant Breeding and Plant Genetics from the University of Wisconsin'Madison in 1984 and 1986, respectively.

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