Introductory Botany: Plants, People, and the Environment, Media Edition

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Cengage Learning, Mar 23, 2007 - Science - 648 pages
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Clear, concise, and readable, Linda Berg's INTRODUCTORY BOTANY: PLANTS, PEOPLE, AND THE ENVIRONMENT teaches the science of plant biology--not just the facts. This topical, up-to-date text helps students develop an appreciation of the diverse organisms we call plants, including their remarkable adaptations to the environment and their evolutionary and ecological relationships. Filled with engaging feature boxes, intriguing chapter-opening stories, and other applied content, the text imparts interesting, topical information that promotes curiosity and stimulates students to explore more about plant biology. Berg shows students the ways in which plants are fascinating in their own right, important for the existence of all life on Earth, and useful for humans in all aspects of our lives. INTRODUCTORY BOTANY: PLANTS, PEOPLE, AND THE ENVIRONMENT is beautifully and clearly illustrated and features a dynamic new art program that helps students visualize even the most complex concepts. New for this edition, the text's clear and compelling art and photos are now available in a Multimedia Manager CD, which allows you to create a multimedia learning experience in the classroom and in the lab.
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Page 2:
"A single coconut palm tree usually produces 50 to 100 fruits (called "nuts") each year, and each nut contains a single large seed -- the largest seed in the world."
Isn't the seed of the
Coco de Mer (Lodoicea maldivica (J.F.Gmel.) Pers.) the largest? i could be wrong though; my humble apologies. 

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I have looked at Introductory Botany: Plants, People, and the EnvironmentLinda Berg, Linda R. Berg - Science - 2007 .
I find that the section on the roots of plants and soils does not cover mycorrhizae. This is a gross omission.

About the author (2007)

Dr. Linda Berg is an award-winning teacher and textbook author. She received a B.S. in Science Education, an M.S. in Botany, and a Ph.D. in Plant Physiology from the University of Maryland. Her research focused on the evolutionary implications of steroid biosynthetic pathways in various organisms. Dr. Berg taught at the University of Maryland at College Park for 17 years and at St. Petersburg College in Florida for eight years. During her career, she taught introductory courses in Biology, Botany and Environmental Science to thousands of students. At the University of Maryland, she received numerous teaching and service awards. Dr. Berg is also the recipient of many national and regional awards, including the National Science Teachers Association Award for Innovations in College Science Teaching, the Nation's Capital Area Disabled Student Services Award and the Washington Academy of Sciences Award in University Science Teaching. During her career as a professional science writer, Dr. Berg has authored or coauthored several leading college science textbooks. Her writing reflects her teaching style and her love of science.

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