Long acclaimed as the definitive introductory botany text, Raven Biology of Plants stands as the most significant revision in the book's history.
Long acclaimed as the definitive introductory botany text, Raven Biology of Plants stands as the most significant revision in the book's history. Every topic was updated with information obtained from the most recent primary literature, making the book valuable for both students and professionals. This textbook is available with LaunchPad. LaunchPad combines an interactive ebook with high-quality multimedia content and ready-made assessment options, including LearningCurve adaptive quizzing. See
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Peter H. Raven, Ph.D., is director of the Missouri Botanical Garden and Engelmann professor of botany at Washington University at St. Louis. He oversees the garden's internationally recognized research program in tropical botany--one of the world's most active in the study and conservation of imperiled tropical habitats. Raven's botanical research and work in the area of tropical conservation have earned him numerous honors and awards, including a MacArthur Fellowship. He has written 17 textbooks and more than 400 articles, and he is a member of th National Academy of Science and the National
Botany: An Introduction .- PART I: THE BIOLOGY OF THE PLANT CELL .- The Molecular Composition of Plant Cells.- The Plant Cell and the Cell Cycle.- The Movement of Substances Into and Out of Cells.- PART II: ENERGETICS.- The Flow of Energy.- Respiration.- Photosynthesis, Light, and Life.- PART III: GENETICS AND EVOLUTION.- Sexual Reproduction and Heredity.- The Chemistry of Heredity and Gene Expression.- Recombinant DNA Technology, Plant Biotechnology, and Genomics.- The Process of Evolution.- PART IV: DIVERSITY.- Systematics: The Science of Biological Diversity.- Prokaryotes and Viruses.- Fungi.- Algae and Heterotrophic Protists.- Bryophytes.- Seedless Vascular Plants.- Gymnosperms.- Introduction to the Angiosperms.- Evolution of the Angiosperms.- Plants and People.- PART V: THE ANGIOSPERM PLANT BODY: STRUCTURE AND DEVELOPMENT.- Early Development of the Plant Body.- Cells and Tissues of the Plant Body.- The Root: Structure and Development.- The Shoot: Primary Structure and Development.- Secondary Growth in Stems.- PART VI: PHYSIOLOGY OF SEED PLANTS.- Regulating Growth and Development: The Plant Hormones.- External Factors and Plant Growth.- Plant Nutrition and Soils.- The Movement of Water and Solutes in Plants.- PART VII: ECOLOGY (AVAILABLE ON THE COMPANION WEBSITE).- The Dynamics of Communities and Ecosystems.- Global Ecology .- Appendix: Classification of Organisms .- Suggestions for Further Reading .- Glossary.