Plants and People available in Paperback
Part of the Jones & Bartlett Learning Special Topics in Biology Series!
Plants play a role in the environment, in food, beverage, and drug production, as well as human health. Written for the introductory, non-science major course, Plants and People outlines the practical, economical, and environmental aspects of plants' interaction with humans and the earth. Mauseth provides comprehensive coverage of plants in the environment global warming, deforestation, biogeography as well as the role plants play in food, fiber, and medicine.
About the Author
University of Texas, Austin
Table of Contents
Chapter1 Introduction Section1 Plants Themselves Chapter2 Whole plants: Introduction to plant bodies, growth forms and life spans Chapter3 Cells, tissues and organs: The microscopic components of plant structure Chapter4 Basic metabolism, translocation of water and mineral nutrition Chapter5 Energy metabolism: Photosynthesis and respiration Chapter6 Genes Environment and Development Chapter7 Sexual and asexual reproduction: Gametes, spores and reproductive organs Chapter8 Genetics: Transferring information from generation to generation Chapter9 Adapting to changing environments: Evolution, diversification and systematics Section2 Plants, People, and the Biosphere Chapter10 Plant biogeography: The distribution of plants on drifting, changing continents Chapter11 Climate change: The roles of people, plants and carbon dioxide Chapter12 Agriculture and the biosphere Section3 Economic Botany Chapter13 Food plants: Plants that make our lives possible Chapter14 Spices and herbs: Plants that make eating fun Chapter15 Plants as sources of medicines, drugs and psychoactive compounds Chapter16 Fibers, wood, and chemicals: Plants that clothe and house us Chapter17 Ornamental plants: Plants that refresh us Chapter18 Algae and fungi: Close (and not-so-close) relatives of plants