Botany For Dummies 1st Edition, Kindle Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-1118006726
ISBN-10: 1118006720
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From the Back Cover

Learn to:

  • Understand how plants reproduce
  • Grasp the structure and function of plants
  • Score your highest grade in botany

The easy way to score your highest grade in botany

Botany For Dummies gives you a thorough, easy-to-follow overview of the fundamentals of botany, helping you to improve your grades, supplement your learning, or review before a test. Covering typical topics in botany, this hands-on, friendly guide is your ticket to acing this required course for your major in biology, microbiology, zoology, or elementary education.

  • Breathe life into botany — get an overview of the fundamentals of metabolism that are common to all living things, and understand why living things need matter and energy to grow and function
  • Get ready to photosynthesize — find out how plants make food from carbon dioxide and water using energy from the sun, and how they break down that food through cellular respiration
  • Let's talk about reproduction — get the 411 on how plant cells divide, either to make exact copies of themselves for growth or to make eggs and sperm for sexual reproduction
  • The many uses of plants — discover the importance of plants to the natural world, and the role they play in food, clothing, fuel, and medicine

Open the book and find:

  • An overview of plant biology
  • The basic chemistry you need to know to understand botany
  • Plain-English explanations of plant tissues
  • The structure of plants
  • The lowdown on photosynthesis
  • Plant reproduction and genetics
  • A look at how evolution has shaped the structure and behavior of plants
  • How we thrive on plants in everyday life

About the Author

Rene Fester Kratz, PhD is a Biology instructor at Everett Community College. As a member of the North Cascades and Olympic Science Partnership, she worked to develop science curricula that are in alignment with research on human learning.


Product details

  • File Size: 15389 KB
  • Print Length: 386 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (June 15, 2011)
  • Publication Date: June 15, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005C79LRY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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