Introductory text assumes little prior scientific knowledge on the part of the student.
Stern's Introductory Plant Biology 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.
|What Is Plant Biology?|
|The Nature of Life?|
|Roots and Soils|
|Flowers, Fruits, and Seeds|
|Water in Plants|
|Meiosis and Alternation of Generation|
|Plant Names and Classification|
|Domain (Kingdom) Bacteria, Domain (Kingdom) Archaea, and Viruses|
|Introduction to the Plant Kingdom: Bryophytes|
|The Seedless Vascular Plants: Ferns and Their Relatives|
|Introduction to Seed Plants: Gymnosperms|
|Seed Plants: Angiosperms|
|Flowering Plants and Civilization|
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