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Botany For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-11084-3
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384 pages
June 2011
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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.

Index.

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