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The Resource Reaching for the sun : how plants work, John King

Reaching for the sun : how plants work, John King

Label
Reaching for the sun : how plants work
Title
Reaching for the sun
Title remainder
how plants work
Statement of responsibility
John King
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"From their ability to use energy from sunlight to make their own food, to combating attacks from diseases and predators, plants have evolved an amazing range of life-sustaining strategies. Written with the non-specialist in mind, John King's lively natural history explains how plants function, from how they gain energy and nutrition to how they grow, develop and ultimately die. New to this edition is a section devoted to plants and the environment, exploring how problems created by human activities, such as global warming, pollution of land, water and air, and increasing ocean acidity, are impacting on the lives of plants. King's narrative provides a simple, highly readable introduction, with boxes in each chapter offering additional or more advanced material for readers seeking more detail. He concludes that despite the challenges posed by growing environmental perils, plants will continue to dominate our planet"-- Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
King, John
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Plants
  • Botany
Label
Reaching for the sun : how plants work, John King
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Preface to the Second Edition -- Preface to the First Edition -- Part I. Plants and energy. 1. Photosynthesis: the leitmotiv of life -- 2. Plant respiration: breathing without lungs -- Part II. Plant nutrition. 3. Plants are cool, but why? -- 4. Nutrition for the healthy lifestyle -- 5. Nitrogen, nitrogen, everywhere ... -- 6. Transport of delights -- Part III. Growth and development. 7. Growth: the long and the short of it -- 8. The time of their lives -- 9. A dash of seasoning -- 10. Dormancy: a matter of survival -- 11. Color, fragrance, and flavor -- Part IV. Stress, defense, and decline. 12. Stressful tranquility -- 13. Chemical warfare -- 14. Senescence and death -- Part V. Plants and the environment. 15. Elemental cycles -- 16. The human touch -- Appendix : Genetic engineering : an essential tool in a rapidly changing world
Control code
ocn665064447
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
2nd ed
Extent
xi, 298 p.
Isbn
9780521518048
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2010039934
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)665064447
Label
Reaching for the sun : how plants work, John King
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Preface to the Second Edition -- Preface to the First Edition -- Part I. Plants and energy. 1. Photosynthesis: the leitmotiv of life -- 2. Plant respiration: breathing without lungs -- Part II. Plant nutrition. 3. Plants are cool, but why? -- 4. Nutrition for the healthy lifestyle -- 5. Nitrogen, nitrogen, everywhere ... -- 6. Transport of delights -- Part III. Growth and development. 7. Growth: the long and the short of it -- 8. The time of their lives -- 9. A dash of seasoning -- 10. Dormancy: a matter of survival -- 11. Color, fragrance, and flavor -- Part IV. Stress, defense, and decline. 12. Stressful tranquility -- 13. Chemical warfare -- 14. Senescence and death -- Part V. Plants and the environment. 15. Elemental cycles -- 16. The human touch -- Appendix : Genetic engineering : an essential tool in a rapidly changing world
Control code
ocn665064447
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
2nd ed
Extent
xi, 298 p.
Isbn
9780521518048
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2010039934
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)665064447

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