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Green Plants

Green Plants
Their Origin and Diversity

2nd Edition

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  • Date Published: October 2000
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521646734

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  • The central theme of Green Plants is the astonishing diversity of forms found in the plant kingdom. The book is arranged according to generally accepted classification schemes, beginning with prokaryotic and eukaryotic algae and moving through mosses, liverworts, fern allies, ferns and gymnosperms to flowering plants. Copiously illustrated throughout, it provides a concise account of all algae and land plants, with information on topics from cellular structure to life cycles and reproduction. The authors include newly emerging information on features of plants known only as fossils. This new edition has been completely updated to reflect current views on the origin of the major plant groups.

    • Comprehensive, up-to-date coverage
    • Well illustrated with clear and informative diagrams and photographs
    • Logical progression through a systematic arrangement of the plant kingdom
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    "Excellent line drawings and unusually good reference for students of botany. Amazingly concise and succinct, Green Plants still manages to cover a wide range of plant groups and topics." Science Books & Films

    "Only a trained botanist or biologist will be able to follow the intricate technical expositions of this masterpiece, but it so well written that an educated layman will gain a basic appreciation of the subject." Chicago Botanic Garden

    "This is an excellent, comprehensive botany reference for ecologists, biologists, and students of botany." Wildlife Activist

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: October 2000
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521646734
    • length: 360 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 189 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.64kg
    • contains: 342 b/w illus. 9 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. General features of the plant kingdom
    2. The subkingdom algae - part 1
    3. The subkingdom algae - part 2
    4. The subkingdom algae - part 3
    5. The subkingdom embrophyta - bryophyta
    6. The subkingdom embrophyta - Tracheophyta, part 1
    7. The subkingdom embrophyta - Tracheophyta, part 2
    8. The subkingdom embrophyta - Tracheophyta, part 3
    9. The subkingdom embrophyta - Tracheophyta, part 4
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  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Computational Continuum Mechanics
    • Higher Plants
    • Intro to Continuum MEchanics
    • Plant Kingdom
    • The Plant Kingdom
  • Authors

    Peter R. Bell, University College London

    Alan R. Hemsley, University of Wales College of Cardiff

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