Botany For Dummies

Rene Fester Kratz

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The easy way to score your highest in botany
Employment of biological scientists is projected to grow 21% over the next decade, much faster than the average for all occupations, as biotechnological research and development continues to drive job growth.
Botany For Dummies gives you a thorough, easy-to-follow overview of the fundamentals of botany, helping you to improve your grades, supplement your learning, or review before a test.
* Covers evolution by natural selection
* Offers plain-English explanations of the structure and function of plants
* Includes plant identification and botanical phenomenon
Tracking a typical course in botany, this hands-on, friendly guide is your ticket to acing this required course for your major in biology, microbiology, zoology, or elementary education.

Rene Fester Kratz, PhD is a Biology instructor at Everett Community College. As a member of the North Cascades and Olympic Science Partnership, she worked to develop science curricula that are in alignment with research on human learning.


Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 384
Erscheinungsdatum 08.07.2011
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-118-00672-6
Verlag John Wiley & Sons
Maße (L/B/H) 24,1/19,2/2,3 cm
Gewicht 576 g
Abbildungen mit Illustrationen
Auflage 1. Auflage


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  • Introduction.

    Part I: Plant Basics.

    Chapter 1: Exploring Botany.

    Chapter 2: Peering at Plant Cells.

    Chapter 3: Identifying Plant Tissues.

    Chapter 4: Vegetative Structures: Stems, Roots, and Leaves.

    Chapter 5: Reproductive Structures: Spores, Seeds, Cones, Flowers, and Fruits.

    Part II: The Living Plant: Plant Physiology.

    Chapter 6: Metabolism: How Living Things Get Energy and Matter.

    Chapter 7: Photosynthesis: Making Sugar from Scratch.

    Chapter 8: Cellular Respiration: Making Your Cake and Eating It, Too.

    Chapter 9: Moving Materials Through Plants.

    Chapter 10: Regulating Plant Growth and Development.

    Part III: Making More Plants: Plant Reproduction and Genetics.

    Chapter 11: Greening the Earth: Plant Reproduction.

    Chapter 12: Passing Plant Characteristics to the Next Generation.

    Part IV: The Wide, Wonderful World of Plants: Plant Biodiversity.

    Chapter 13: Changing with the Times: Evolution and Adaptation.

    Chapter 14: The Tree of Life: Showing the Relationships Between Living Things.

    Chapter 15: Examining the Forest Floor: Bryophytes and Seedless Vascular Plants.

    Chapter 16: Their Seeds Are Naked: Gymnosperms.

    Chapter 17: Say It with Flowers: Angiosperms.

    Part V: Plants and People.

    Chapter 18: Making Connections with Plant Ecology.

    Chapter 19: Altering Plants by Using Biotechnology.

    Chapter 20: Thriving on Plants in Everyday Life.

    Part VI: The Part of Tens.

    Chapter 21: Ten Weirdest Plants.

    Chapter 22: Ten Tips for Improving Your Grade in Botany.