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Plants and Society

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ISBN-10: 0073524220

ISBN-13: 9780073524221

Edition: 6th 2012

Authors: Estelle Levetin, Karen McMahon

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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 Societycovers basic principles of botany with strong emphasis on the economic aspects and social implications of plants and fungi.
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Book details

List price: $79.99
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 2/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.596

Estelle Levetin is a professor at University of Tulsa.

Karen McMahon is a professor at University of Tulsa.

Plants and Society: The Botanical Connections to Our Lives
Plants in Our Lives
Introduction to Plant Life: Botanical Principles
The Plant Cell
The Plant Body
Plant Physiology
Plant Life Cycle: Flowers
Plant Life Cycle: Fruits and Seeds
Plant Systematics and Evolution
Diversity of Plant Life
Plants as a Source of Food
Human Nutrition
Origins of Agriculture
The Grasses
Starchy Staples
Feeding a Hungry World
Commercial Products Derived from Plants
Stimulating Beverages
Herbs and Spices
Materials: Cloth, Wood, and Paper
Plants and Human Health
Medicinal Plants
Psychoactive Plants
Poisonous and Allergy Plants
Algae and Fungi: The Impact of Algae and Fungi on Human Affairs
The Algae
Fungi in the Natural Environment
Beverages and Foods from Fungi
Fungi that Affect Human Health
Plants and the Environment
Plant Ecology
Metric System
Classification of Plants