Biology Book
Score: 4.5
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Biology


  • Author : Peter H. Raven
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Science, Engineering & Mathematics
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Biology
  • Pages : 1284
  • ISBN 10 : 0697353532

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Biology Excerpt :

Take a New Look at Raven! "BIOLOGY" is an authoritative majors textbook focusing on evolution as a unifying theme. In revising the text, McGraw-Hill consulted with numerous users, noted experts and professors in the field. "Biology" is distinguished from other texts by its strong emphasis on natural selection and the evolutionary process that explains biodiversity. The new 8th edition continues that tradition and advances into modern biology by featuring the latest in cutting edge content reflective of the rapid advances in biology. That same modern perspective was brought into the completely new art program offering readers a dynamic, realistic, and accurate, visual program. To view a sample chapter, go to www.ravenbiology.com

Raven Biology of Plants Book

Raven Biology of Plants


  • Author : Peter H. Raven
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Botanik
  • Pages : 7
  • ISBN 10 : 1464113513

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Raven Biology of Plants Excerpt :

The eighth edition of this bestselling botany textbook has been updated throughout with the most recent primary literature, eight new ecology-oriented essays, and 175 new illustrations and photographs to keep the presentation as well as the content fresh and engaging. It is an invaluable resource for both students and professionals

Calculus for the Life Sciences Book

Calculus for the Life Sciences


  • Author : Frederick R. Adler
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning Canada Inc
  • Release Date : 2022-12-08
  • Genre: Mathematics
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9780176481599

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Biology of Plants Book
Score: 4
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Biology of Plants


  • Author : Peter H. Raven
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 814
  • ISBN 10 : 0716710072

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Biology of Plants Excerpt :

The seventh edition of this book includes chapter overviews, checkpoints, detailed summaries, summary tables, a list of key terms and end-of-chapter questions. There is also a new chapter on recombinant DNA technology, plant biotechnology, and genomics.

Plant Biology Book

Plant Biology


  • Author : Alison M. Smith
  • Publisher : Garland Science
  • Release Date : 2009-04-30
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 664
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136977459

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Plant Biology Excerpt :

Plant Biology is a new textbook written for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students. It is an account of modern plant science, reflecting recent advances in genetics and genomics and the excitement they have created. The book begins with a review of what is known about the origins of modern-day plants. Next, the special features of plant genomes and genetics are explored. Subsequent chapters provide information on our current understanding of plant cell biology, plant metabolism, and plant developmental biology, with the remaining three chapters outlining the interactions of plants with their environments. The final chapter discusses the relationship of plants with humans: domestication, agriculture and crop breeding. Plant Biology contains over 1,000 full color illustrations, and each chapter begins with Learning Objectives and concludes with a Summary.

The Evolutionary Biology of Plants Book
Score: 3
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The Evolutionary Biology of Plants


  • Author : Karl J. Niklas
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 1997-06-08
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 476
  • ISBN 10 : 0226580830

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The Evolutionary Biology of Plants Excerpt :

Provides a comprehensive synthesis of modern evolutionary biology as it relates to plants. This text recounts the saga of plant life from its origins to the radiation of the flowering plants. Through computer-generated "walks" it shows how living plants might have evolved.

Driven by Nature Book

Driven by Nature


  • Author : Peter H. Raven
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-04-15
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN 10 : 1935641190

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Driven by Nature Excerpt :

It's safe to say that few people have lived lives as thoroughly devoted to plants as Peter H. Raven has. The longtime director--now president emeritus--of the Missouri Botanical Garden, author of numerous leading textbooks and several hundred scholarly articles, Raven has been a tireless champion of sustainability and biodiversity, earning him the plaudit of "Hero for the Planet" from Time. Driven by Nature is the first chronicle of this prominent scientist and conservationist's life. Moving from his idyllic childhood in the San Francisco of the 1940s to his four decades leading the Missouri Botanical Garden, Raven's autobiography take readers across multiple continents and decades. Driven by Nature follows the globetrotting botanist from China to the American Midwest as he works to foster concern for a changing planet, further the cause of biological education, and build the Missouri Botanical Garden into the world-renowned haven for plant life it is today. Raven brings his story into the twenty-first century with a timely epilogue that reinforces the crucial importance of scientific learning, active conservation, and committed activism in the face of a rapidly changing natural world. Featuring an introduction by the Pulitzer Prize-winning naturalist E. O. Wilson, this beautifully illustrated book should thrill nature lovers, plant enthusiasts, and environmentally-conscious readers looking to take action to preserve our planet's biodiversity.

Water Use Efficiency in Plant Biology Book

Water Use Efficiency in Plant Biology


  • Author : Mark Bacon
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2009-02-12
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN 10 : 9781405149990

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Water Use Efficiency in Plant Biology Excerpt :

This is the first volume to provide comprehensive coverage of the biology of water use efficiency at molecular, cellular, whole plant and community levels. While several works have included the phenomenon of water use efficiency, and others have concentrated on an agronomic framework, this book represents the first detailed treatment with a biological focus. The volume sets out the definitions applicable to water use efficiency, the fundamental physiology and biochemistry governing the efficiency of carbon vs water loss, the environmental regulation of this process and the detailed physiological basis by which the plant exerts control over such efficiency. It is aimed at researchers and professionals in plant physiology, biochemistry, molecular biology, developmental biology and agriculture. It will also inform those involved in formulating research and development policy in this topic around the world.

Evolution and Diversification of Land Plants Book

Evolution and Diversification of Land Plants


  • Author : Kunio Iwatsuki
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 330
  • ISBN 10 : 9784431659181

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Evolution and Diversification of Land Plants Excerpt :

A modern approach to understanding the evolution and diversification of land plants, one of the most exciting areas of plant systematics. It consists of three sections - origin and diversification of primitive land plants; origin and diversification of angiosperms; speciation and mechanisms of diversification - each section corresponding to a major area in plant evolution. In each case, data from molecular, morphological, and paleontological approaches are presented, backed by recent progress and new findings, together with proposals for future research. A guide to the latest in plant systematics, heightening awareness of prospective future problems.

The Biology of Plants Book

The Biology of Plants


  • Author : Terri Grodzicker
  • Publisher : Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN 10 : 1621820254

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The Biology of Plants Excerpt :

Plants are integral to human wellbeing, and many species have been domesticated for over ten thousand years. Evidence of plant scientific investigation and classification can be found in ancient texts from cultures around the world (Chinese, Indian, Greco-Roman, Muslim etc.), while early modern botany can be traced to the late 15th and early 16th centuries in Europe. During the past several decades plant biology has been revolutionized first by molecular biology and then by the genomic era. The model organism Arabidopsis thaliana has proved an invaluable tool for investigation into fundamental processes in plant biology, many of which share commonalities with animal biology. Plant-specific processes from reproduction to immunity and second messengers have also yielded to extensive investigation. With the genomes of more than thirty plant species now available and many more planned in the near future, the impact on our understanding of plant evolution and biology continues to grow. Our increased ability to engineer plant species to a variety of ends may provide novel solutions to ensure adequate and reliable food production and renewable energy even as climate change impacts our environment. The decision to focus the 2012 Symposium on plant science reflects the enormous research progress achieved in recent years, and is intended to provide a broad synthesis of the current state of the field, setting the stage for future discoveries and application. This is the first Symposium in this historic series focused exclusively on the botanical sciences. Plants are integral to human wellbeing, and many species have been domesticated for over ten thousand years. Evidence of plant scientific investigation and classification can be found in ancient texts from cultures around the world (Chinese, Indian, Greco-Roman, Muslim etc.), while early modern botany can be traced to the late 15th and early 16th centuries in Europe. During the past several decades plant biology has been revo

LSC Plant and Animal Biology  Volume Three Book

LSC Plant and Animal Biology Volume Three


  • Author : Peter Raven
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
  • Release Date : 2010-02-23
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 1131
  • ISBN 10 : 0077397517

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LSC Plant and Animal Biology Volume Three Excerpt :

BIOLOGY is an authoritative majors textbook focusing on evolution as a unifying theme. Volume I covers Chemistry, Cell Biology, and Genetics; Volume II covers Plant and Animal Biology; and Volume III covers Evolution, Diversity, and Ecology. BIOLOGY is distinguished from other texts by its strong emphasis on natural selection and the evolutionary process that explains biodiversity. The new 8th edition continues that tradition and advances into modern biology by featuring the latest in cutting edge content reflective of the rapid advances in biology. That same modern perspective was brought into the completely new art program offering readers a dynamic, realistic, and accurate, visual program.

Biology  Ecology and Management of Aquatic Plants Book

Biology Ecology and Management of Aquatic Plants


  • Author : Joseph Caffrey
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-04-17
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 341
  • ISBN 10 : 9789401709224

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Biology Ecology and Management of Aquatic Plants Excerpt :

There is a growing need for appropriate management of aquatic plants in rivers and canals, lakes and reservoirs, and drainage channels and urban waterways. This management must be based on a sound knowledge of the ecology of freshwater plants, their distribution and the different forms of control available including chemical and physical, and biological and biomanipulation. This series of papers from over 20 different countries was generated from the tenth in the highly successful series of European Weed Research Society symposia on aquatic plant management, this being the tenth. It provides a valuable insight into the complexities involved in managing aquatic systems, discusses state-of-the-art control techniques and deals with patterns of regrowth and recovery post-management. Careful consideration is given to the use of chemicals, a practice which has come under scrutiny in recent years. Underpinning the development of such control techniques is a growing body of knowledge relating to the biology and ecology of water plants. The authorship of the papers represents the collective wisdom of leading scientists and experts from fisheries agencies, river authorities, nature conservation agencies, the agrochemical industry and both governmental and non-governmental organisations.

An Introduction to Plant Structure and Development Book

An Introduction to Plant Structure and Development


  • Author : Charles B. Beck
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-04-22
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781139486361

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An Introduction to Plant Structure and Development Excerpt :

A plant anatomy textbook unlike any other on the market today. Carol A. Peterson described the first edition as 'the best book on the subject of plant anatomy since the texts of Esau'. Traditional plant anatomy texts include primarily descriptive aspects of structure, this book not only provides a comprehensive coverage of plant structure, but also introduces aspects of the mechanisms of development, especially the genetic and hormonal controls, and the roles of plasmodesmata and the cytoskeleton. The evolution of plant structure and the relationship between structure and function are also discussed throughout. Includes extensive bibliographies at the end of each chapter. It provides students with an introduction to many of the exciting, contemporary areas at the forefront of research in the development of plant structure and prepares them for future roles in teaching and research in plant anatomy.

Coevolution of Animals and Plants Book

Coevolution of Animals and Plants


  • Author : Lawrence E. Gilbert
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release Date : 2014-11-06
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN 10 : 9780292768802

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Coevolution of Animals and Plants Excerpt :

It has long been recognized that plants and animals profoundly affect one another’s characteristics during the course of evolution. However, the importance of coevolution as a dynamic process involving such diverse factors as chemical communication, population structure and dynamics, energetics, and the evolution, structure, and functioning of ecosystems has been widely recognized for a comparatively short time. Coevolution represents a point of view about the structure of nature that only began to be fully explored in the late twentieth century. The papers presented here herald its emergence as an important and promising field of biological research. Coevolution of Animals and Plants is the first book to focus on the dynamic aspects of animal-plant coevolution. It covers, as broadly as possible, all the ways in which plants interact with animals. Thus, it includes discussions of leaf-feeding animals and their impact on plant evolution as well as of predator-prey relationships involving the seeds of angiosperms. Several papers deal with the most familiar aspect of mutualistic plant-animal interactions—pollination relationships. The interactions of orchids and bees, ants and plants, and butterflies and plants are discussed. One article provides a fascinating example of more indirect relationships centered around the role of carotenoids, which are produced by plants but play a fundamental part in the visual systems of both plants and animals. Coevolution of Animals and Plants provides a general conceptual framework for studies on animal-plant interaction. The papers are written from a theoretical, rather than a speculative, standpoint, stressing patterns that can be applied in a broader sense to relationships within ecosystems. Contributors to the volume include Paul Feeny, Miriam Rothschild, Christopher Smith, Brian Hocking, Lawrence Gilbert, Calaway Dodson, Herbert Baker, Bernd Heinrich, Doyle McKey, and Gordon Frankie.