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Botany: A Senior Text-Book for Schools

By: David Thoday(Author)
548 pages, b/w illustrations
Botany: A Senior Text-Book for Schools
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  • Botany: A Senior Text-Book for Schools ISBN: 9781107586314 Edition: 5 Paperback Nov 2015 Usually dispatched within 6 days
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Originally published in 1915, Botany: A Senior Text-Book for Schools provides a comprehensive and readily understandable treatment of botany. Principally aimed at secondary school plant science students and botanists in preparation for examinations, the book assumes no prior scientific knowledge and identifies and describes the different types of plant communities and the biology behind how these communities flourish and thrive. The book is divided into six sections: 'The functions of plant organs', 'Form and structure', 'Reproduction', 'The classification of plants', 'Plants in relation to their environment' and 'Seedless plants'. Clearly written, self contained, detailed and replete with illustrations and photographs, Botany: A Senior Text-Book for Schools will serve as an indispensable reference guide for those who are beginners in the subject but also as a trustworthy compendium for students, scholars and specialists, and will be of considerable value to anyone interested in horticulture, phycology and ecology.


Preface to the second edition
Preface to the fifth edition

1. Introductory

Section I. The Functions of Plant Organs. The Food of Plants:
2. The chemistry of nutrition
3. Nutrition: the leaf
4. Conveyance and storage of food
5. Twofold use of food: growth and respiration
6. Transpiration
7. The work of the root
8. How root-hairs absorb water. Osmosis
9. The mineral food of plants
10. The balance of functions. Adaptation

Section II. Form and Structure:
11. Internal structure or anatomy
12. Special forms and functions

Section III. Reproduction:
13. The flower
14. Fruits
15. Seeds and seedlings
16. Fertilisation and the development of the seed
17. The conditions of germination and growth

Section IV. The Classification of Plants:
18. Evolution and the principles of classification
19. Some other families
20. General survey

Section V. Plants in Relation to their Environment:
21. 'Fitness'
22. Trees
23. Climbing plants
24. Water-plants
25. The distribution of plants and the factors which govern it

Supplement. Seedless Plants:
26. Algae
27. Fungi
28. Mosses and liverworts (bryophyta)
29. Pteridophyta


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By: David Thoday(Author)
548 pages, b/w illustrations
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