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Stern's Introductory Plant Biology

Author: James E. Bidlack,Shelley Jansky

Publisher: College Ie Overruns

ISBN: 9781259921827

Category: Botany

Page: 640

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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. This latest edition incorporates measurable learning outcomes and updated readings. Students will be introduced to the new classification of plants and plant-related species, integration of biotechnology into several chapters and inclusion of new text boxes addressing the areas of ecology, evolution and molecular biology. New photos have replaced older pictures or have been added also. With this edition we introduce McGraw-Hill Connect Botany, a web-based assignment and assessment platform that gives students the means to better connect with their coursework, with their instructors, and with the important concepts that they will need to know for success now and in the future. With McGraw-Hill Connect Botany, instructors can deliver interactive assignments, quizzes and tests online. Nearly all the questions from the text are presented in an autogradable format and tied to the text's learning objectives.--AMAZON.

Plants and Society

Author: Estelle Levetin,Karen McMahon

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

ISBN: 0077654722

Category: Science

Page: 544

View: 9706

This introductory, one quarter/one-semester text takes a multidisciplinary approach to studying the relationship between plants and people. The authors strive to stimulate interest in plant science and encourage students to further their studies in botany. Also, by exposing students to society's historical connection to plants, Levetin and McMahon hope to instill a greater appreciation for the botanical world. Plants and Society covers basic principles of botany with strong emphasis on the economic aspects and social implications of plants and fungi.


Author: Shelley Jansky,James Bidlack,Kingsley Stern

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9781260030143

Category: Science

Page: 256

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Marine Biology

Author: Peter Castro,Michael Huber

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

ISBN: 1259162508


Page: 480

View: 1397

Ecology: Concepts and Applications

Author: Manuel Molles

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

ISBN: 1259421732


Page: 592

View: 7363

Ecology: Concepts and Applications by Molles places great emphasis on helping students grasp the main concepts of ecology while keeping the presentation more applied than theoretical. An evolutionary perspective forms the foundation of the entire discussion. The book begins with the natural history of the planet, considers portions of the whole in the middle chapters, and ends with another perspective of the entire planet in the concluding chapter. Its unique organization of focusing only on several key concepts in each chapter sets it apart from other ecology texts. Users who purchase Connect Plus receive access to the full online ebook version of the textbook.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 878

Field & laboratory methods for general ecology

Author: James E. Brower,Jerrold H. Zar

Publisher: WCB/McGraw-Hill


Category: Science

Page: 226

View: 4913

Biology of the Nitrogen Cycle

Author: Hermann Bothe,William Edward Newton,Stuart Ferguson

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0444531084


Page: 427

View: 4510

Frontiers in Ecology, Evolution and Complexity

Author: Mariana Benítez,Octavio Miramontes,Alfonso Valiente-Banuet

Publisher: CopIt ArXives

ISBN: 1938128052

Category: Science

Page: 266

View: 8058

Advances in molecular biology, remote sensing, systems biology, bioinformatics, non-linear science, the physics of complex systems and other fields have rendered a great amount of data that remain to be integrated into models and theories that are capable of accounting for the complexity of ecological systems and the evolutionary dynamics of life. It is thus necessary to provide a solid basis to discuss and reflect on these and other challenges both at the local and global scales. This volume aims to delineate an integrative and interdisciplinary view that suggests new avenues in research and teaching, critically discusses the scope of the diverse methods in the study of complex systems, and points at key open questions. Finally, this book will provide students and specialists with a collection of high quality open access essays that will contribute to integrate Ecology, Evolution and Complexity in the context of basic research and in the field of Sustainability Sciences.

General zoology

Author: Tracy Irwin Storer

Publisher: N.A


Category: Zoology

Page: 832

View: 6711

Biogeography and Evolution in New Zealand

Author: Michael Heads

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1315351218

Category: Science

Page: 663

View: 3154

Biogeography and Evolution in New Zealand provides the first in-depth treatment of the biogeography of New Zealand, a region that has been a place of long-enduring interest to ecologists, evolutionary scientists, geographers, geologists, and scientists in related disciplines. It serves as a key addition to the contemporary discussion on regionalization—how is New Zealand different from the rest of the world? With what other areas does it share its geology, history, and biota? Do new molecular phylogenies show that New Zealand may be seen as a biological ‘parallel universe’ within global evolution?

Animal Diversity

Author: Larry Roberts,David Eisenhour,Allan Larson,Susan Keen,Jr. Hickman, Cleveland

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780073524252

Category: Science

Page: 512

View: 5591

This text provides a concise introduction to the field of animal biology. Readers discover general principles of evolution, ecology, classification, systematics, and animal body plans. After these introductory chapters, readers delve into the biology of all groups of animals. The basic features of each group are discussed, along with evolutionary relationships among group members. Chapter highlights include newly discovered features of animals as they relate to ecology, conservation biology, and value to human society. Regular updates to the phylogenies within the book keep it current.

Plant Variation and Evolution

Author: David Briggs,Stuart Max Walters

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110760222X

Category: Science

Page: 600

View: 3411

A long-awaited fourth edition of a classic text, now fully revised and updated for the molecular era.

Encyclopedia britannica

Author: Encyclopedia Britannica

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780852297872

Category: Reference

Page: N.A

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Environmental Effects of Transgenic Plants:

The Scope and Adequacy of Regulation

Author: Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources,Committee on Environmental Impacts Associated with Commercialization of Transgenic Plants,National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309082633

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 342

View: 2427

Transgenic crops offer the promise of increased agricultural productivity and better quality foods. But they also raise the specter of harmful environmental effects. In this new book, a panel of experts examines: • Similarities and differences between crops developed by conventional and transgenic methods • Potential for commercialized transgenic crops to change both agricultural and nonagricultural landscapes • How well the U.S. government is regulating transgenic crops to avoid any negative effects. Environmental Effects of Transgenic Plants provides a wealth of information about transgenic processes, previous experience with the introduction of novel crops, principles of risk assessment and management, the science behind current regulatory schemes, issues in monitoring transgenic products already on the market, and more. The book discusses public involvement-and public confidence-in biotechnology regulation. And it looks to the future, exploring the potential of genetic engineering and the prospects for environmental effects.

A History of the Earth

Author: John J. W. Rogers

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521397827

Category: Science

Page: 312

View: 1387

This book surveys the history of the Earth and the nature of the processes that controlled its history. Integrating information from many fields, the book focuses on fundamental processes, the geological record, historical topics, and specific areas such as the development of modern ocean basins and the nature of cratonic sedimentary cover sequences.

Introductory Plant Biology

Author: Kingsley Rowland Stern

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN: 9780070122055

Category: Botany

Page: 589

View: 7771

This introductory text to plant biology provides coverage of botanical principles, plant physiology, taxonomy and information about poisonous and medicinal plants. Boxed readings feature sidebars about plant research or unusual botanical topics.

The New Encyclopaedia Britannica

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: 1221

View: 1576

The Evolutionary Synthesis

Perspectives on the Unification of Biology

Author: Ernst Mayr,William B. Provine

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674272262

Category: Science

Page: 487

View: 2134

Biology was forged into a single, coherent science only within living memory. In this volume the thinkers responsible for the "modern synthesis" of evolutionary biology and genetics come together to analyze that remarkable event. In a new Preface, Ernst Mayr calls attention to the fact that scientists in different biological disciplines varied considerably in their degree of acceptance of Darwin's theories. Mayr shows us that these differences were played out in four separate periods: 1859 to 1899, 1900 to 1915, 1916 to 1936, and 1937 to 1947. He thus enables us to understand fully why the synthesis was necessary and why Darwin's original theory—that evolutionary change is due to the combination of variation and selection—is as solid at the end of the twentieth century as it was in 1859.

The Evolution of Social Behaviour in Insects and Arachnids

Author: Jae C. Choe,Bernard J. Crespi

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521589772

Category: Psychology

Page: 541

View: 1888

Comprehensive and unbeatable guide to the evolution of cooperation in insects and arachnids.

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