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The Resource How plants work : form, diversity, survival, edited by Stephen Blackmore ; with a foreword by Peter Crane

How plants work : form, diversity, survival, edited by Stephen Blackmore ; with a foreword by Peter Crane

Label
How plants work : form, diversity, survival
Title
How plants work
Title remainder
form, diversity, survival
Statement of responsibility
edited by Stephen Blackmore ; with a foreword by Peter Crane
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"All the plants around us today are descended from simple algae that emerged more than 500 million years ago. While new plant species are still being discovered, it is thought there are around 400,000 species in existence. From towering redwood trees and diminutive mosses to plants that have stinging hairs and poisons, the diverse range of plant life is extraordinary. How Plants Work is a fascinating inquiry into, and celebration of, the complex plant kingdom. With an extended introduction explaining the basics of plant morphology--the study of plant structures and their functions--this book moves beyond mere classification and anatomy by emphasizing the relationship between a plant and its environment. It provides evolutionary context drawn from the fossil record and information about the habitats in which species evolved, and argues for the major influence of predation on plant form. Each section of the book focuses on a specific part of the plant--such as roots, stems and trunks, leaves, cones and flowers, and seeds and fruits--and how these manifest in distinct species, climates, and regions. The conclusion examines the ways humans rely on plant life and have harnessed their capacity for adaptation through selection and domestication."--Dust jacket
Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
575
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Blackmore, Stephen
  • Crane, Peter R.
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  • Plant anatomy
  • Plant morphology
  • Plants
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Label
How plants work : form, diversity, survival, edited by Stephen Blackmore ; with a foreword by Peter Crane
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Peter Crane FRS -- Editor's preface : the world of plants -- An introduction to plant morphology -- Roots -- Stems -- Leaves -- Plant reproduction -- Cones and flowers -- Seeds and fruits -- People and plants
Control code
on1028512367
Extent
1 online resource
Isbn
9780691177496
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2018931644
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
System control number
(OCoLC)1028512367
Label
How plants work : form, diversity, survival, edited by Stephen Blackmore ; with a foreword by Peter Crane
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Peter Crane FRS -- Editor's preface : the world of plants -- An introduction to plant morphology -- Roots -- Stems -- Leaves -- Plant reproduction -- Cones and flowers -- Seeds and fruits -- People and plants
Control code
on1028512367
Extent
1 online resource
Isbn
9780691177496
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2018931644
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
System control number
(OCoLC)1028512367

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