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BeschreibungPlants are so much part of our environment that we often take them for granted, yet beautiful, fascinating and useful plants are everywhere, from isolated moss colonies on stone walls to vast complex communities within tropical rainforests. How did this array of form and habitat come about, and how do we humans interact with the plant kingdom? This unique new book provides a refreshing and stimulating consideration of these questions, and forms an essential textbook for plant science courses.
InhaltsverzeichnisPreface; Acknowledgements; 1. Process, form, and pattern; 2. The genesis of form; 3. Endless forms?; 4. Sex, multiplication, and dispersal; 5. Ordering the paths of diversity; 6. The lives of plants; 7. The fruits of the Earth; 8. Knowing plants; Glossary; References.
PortraitMartin Ingrouille is a senior lecturer in botany in the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Birkbeck, University of London. He teaches and co-ordinates courses in plant science, evolutionary biology and conservation biology. Bill Eddie is a lecturer in botany and ornithology for the Open Studies programme of the Office of Lifelong Learning at the University of Edinburgh.
Untertitel: Diversity and Evolution. 250 b/w illus. 200 colour illus. 30 tables. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Cambridge University Press
Erscheinungsdatum: August 2006
Seitenanzahl: 458 Seiten