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Diversity and Evolution

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  • Date Published: August 2006
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521794336

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  • Introducing students to the fundamental concepts of botany, plant science, plant ecology and plant evolutionary biology, this book uses well-defined technical terms and extensive examples. It describes the evolution of land plants and algae in relation to environmental change and examines their biochemical, physiological and morphological adaptations to differing environments. Chapters on plant cell characteristics, new classifications and the topical issue of plant exploitation are included.

    • A celebration of the evolution and diversity of plant life
    • Interweaves contemporary ideas with classical interpretations
    • Refreshing style, advocating a more ecological and process-oriented approach to plant sciences
    • Beautifully illustrated throughout with colour photographs
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    • Date Published: August 2006
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521794336
    • length: 458 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 189 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.98kg
    • contains: 250 b/w illus. 200 colour illus. 30 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    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.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Biology of Organisms
    • Plant Biology
    • Plant Diversity and Ecology
  • Authors

    Martin Ingrouille, Birkbeck College, University of London
    Martin 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, University of Edinburgh
    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.

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