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Plants & People


By: James D Mauseth(Author)

502 pages, colour photos, colour illustrations

Jones & Bartlett

Paperback | Feb 2012 | #222675 | ISBN-13: 9781449657178
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Plants play a role in the environment, in food, beverage, and drug production, as well as human health. Written for the introductory, non-science major course, Plants & People outlines the practical, economical, and environmental aspects of plants' interaction with humans and the earth. Mauseth provides comprehensive coverage of plants in the environment – global warming, deforestation, biogeography – as well as the role plants play in food, fiber, and medicine.


  Chapter  1  Introduction
Section  1  Plants Themselves
  Chapter  2  Whole plants: Introduction to plant bodies, growth forms and life spans
  Chapter  3  Cells, tissues and organs: The microscopic components of plant structure
  Chapter  4  Basic metabolism, translocation of water and mineral nutrition
  Chapter  5  Energy metabolism: Photosynthesis and respiration
  Chapter  6  Genes Environment and Development
  Chapter  7  Sexual and asexual reproduction: Gametes, spores and reproductive organs
  Chapter  8  Genetics: Transferring information from generation to generation
  Chapter  9  Adapting to changing environments: Evolution, diversification and systematics
Section  2  Plants, People, and the Biosphere
  Chapter  10  Plant biogeography: The distribution of plants on drifting, changing continents
  Chapter  11  Climate change: The roles of people, plants and carbon dioxide
  Chapter  12  Agriculture and the biosphere
Section  3  Economic Botany
  Chapter  13  Food plants: Plants that make our lives possible
  Chapter  14  Spices and herbs: Plants that make eating fun
  Chapter  15  Plants as sources of medicines, drugs and psychoactive compounds
  Chapter  16  Fibers, wood, and chemicals: Plants that clothe and house us
  Chapter  17  Ornamental plants: Plants that refresh us
  Chapter  18  Algae and fungi: Close (and not-so-close) relatives of plants

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