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Introduction to Plant Physiology 4th Edition

3.3 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0470247662
ISBN-10: 0470247665
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"Hopkins is concise and straightforward, emphasizing the 'big picture.' It is readable and the figures are clearly described and support the text. Students who use Hopkins come away with a strong foundation in basic principles for a range of areas."--Donald P, Briskin, University of Illinois

"Writing style is a real strength of this book. The level of detail is just right and the language is easy to follow."--Clemson University

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Uses interactions between the plant and the environment as a foundation for developing plant physiology principles--light and plant development, temperature effects, etc. Discusses the role of plants on specific ecosystems and global ecology and provides information on the cell, chemical background, plant growth regulators and biochemistry. Emphasizes epistemology, the how-we-know-what-we-know of plant physiology. Each chapter is illustrated with relevant graphs, figures and/or photographs. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 4 edition (December 10, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470247665
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470247662
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 1 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #138,902 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Jessica L. Lawrence on November 28, 2005
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This is an introductory book, so I do not expect it to go in-depth in each area. There are many typos in this book though, like a lot of page numbers in the index are not correct. Also, the book goes in an odd order, and a lot of things explained later in the book wouldv'e made it easier to understand some of the earlier things easier. a lot of newer concepts are left out too, or vaguely mentioned, like electric currents in plants. My professor often has to use graphs and charts from other books because the ones from the book are too complicated or hard to understand, such as the Z-scheme, the Q cycle, and the PCR cycle to name a few. I would not recommend this book as an introductory textbook.
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By D. Setaro on October 12, 2009
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This book has a lot of really great information. I am keeping it even though the class is over. The only thing that I would improve would be the figures. The sketches (not the photos) are done in kind of bland colors (faded out blues, greens, and grays). There is not very much contrast between the colors, which can make it difficult to distinguish between different portions of the figures when trying to mentally visualize them. (Probably only important if you are a visual person that really likes charts, graphs, and schematics.)
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If you want me to learn then you need to leave some money in my pocket so I can enjoy life outside reading your overpriced text book. It has a wealth of information. I am not sure it has anything that I could not find myself on the internet. If you are OK with paying big bucks for someone else to do the legwork then order it now with overnight shipping
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good book, good seller, details are enough to keep me glued, but it's too heavy for night reading. It's hard to hold up this sized hard cover while in bed.
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This is an easy to follow and didactic book. Some draws could be more colorful and explanatory, but I like it.
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What an great little text book. Reads smooth like a novel. Not too in depth, but what pleasurable into text.
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