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.
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A Balanced Introduction to Traditional and Modern Topics in Plant Physiology
Packed with compelling photographs and illustrations, Introduction to Plant Physiology offers a straightforward approach for understanding how plants work. From roots and respiration to the role of vegetation in an ecosystem, this student-friendly book explains underlying concepts within a framework of historical origins and modern experimental evidence.
"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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Book Description John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0471545473