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Botany for Gardeners Third Edition

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ISBN-10: 160469095X

ISBN-13: 9781604690958

Edition: 3rd 2010 (Revised)

Authors: Brian Capon

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/21/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 268
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Growth
Cells and Seeds: Basics and Beginnings
Cells
Cell Walls
Wall Structure and Cell Growth
Growth Processes
Meristems
Seed Coats
Food-Storage Structures and the Embryo
Seed Germination
Other Germination Requirements
Roots and Shoots: How Plants Mature
Root Systems
Root Growth
Root Hairs and Branches
Primary Growth in Stems
Development of a Woody Twig
Features of a Woody Twig
Leaves
Plants as Food: Human Selection of Edible Plants
Organization
Inside Stems
Herbaceous Stems
Stem Thickening
Other Features of Wood
Monocot Stems
Inside Roots and Leaves
A Root's Primary Tissues
Secondary Growth in Roots
Cellular Organization in Leaves
Plant Cell Types
Plants as Food: Implications of Global Warming
Adaptation
Adaptations for Protection
The Garden Habitat
Environmental Modification
Limiting Factors
Protection in Extreme Environments
Protection against Animals
Protection by Camouflage
Protection by Ants
Wound Healing
Chemical Protection
Mode of Operation of Chemical Protectants
Other Methods of Defense
Adaptations to Fulfill Basic Needs
Competition between Plants
Reaching toward the Sun
Spreading Stems
Climbing Structures
Lianas and Epiphytes
Supportive Roots
Special Methods of Water Uptake
Adaptations for Water Storage
Underground Food-and Water-Storage Organs
Saprophytes and Parasites
Mycorrhizae and Root Nodules
Insectivorous Plants
Plants as Food: What is Genetic Engineering?
Functions
Control of Growth and Development
Growth Responses to Light
Responses to Gravity and Touch
Other Growth Movements in Plants
Hormones and the Aging Process
Control of Branching and Adventitious Root Formation
Other Hormone Effects: Synthetic Growth Regulators
Environmental Control: Temperature
Vernalization
Environmental Control: Photoperiod
The Uptake and Use of Water, Minerals, and Light
Osmosis: The Cell's Water Pump
Development of Root Pressure
Transpirational Pull
Cold Hardening
Mineral Nutrient Needs
Soils
The Photosynthetic Apparatus
Light Transformed into the Energy in Food
The Photosynthetic Process
Gas Exchange with the Atmosphere
Nature's Hidden Details
Reproduction
From Flowers to Fruits
Flower Parts and their Functions
Pollination by Animals
Road Maps and Rewards
Inflorescences
Pollination by Wind and Water
Pollination Alternatives
The Reproductive Process
Seedless Fruits and Unusual Embryos
Fruit Types
Seed Dispersal
The Cost of Reproduction
Strategies of Inheritance
Genetics: The Science of Heredity
Mitosis and Meiosis
The Life Cycle of a Moss
The Life Cycle of a Fern
The Two Generations of Flowering Plants
Chromosome Segregation during Meiosis
Gene Segregation during Meiosis
Consequences of Imperfection
The Origins of Polyploidy
Custom-Made Plants of the Future
Epilogue
About Plant Names
Glossary
Suggestions for Further Reading
Index