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Essential Plant Pathology is the highly anticipated textbook from award-winning educators Gail Schumann and Cleo D Arcy that is written specifically to the introductory course level. Students will find the approach of this new textbook to be a refreshing change from what is currently available. The book is reader-friendly with important terms and concepts clearly identified. Special Did you know? boxes will spark student interest by providing cultural and historical facts about plant diseases and every chapter will guide students to recommended resources, study questions, Words to Know, Internet research exercises, and CD-Rom exercises. The new Schumann/D Arcy text will come packaged with a dynamic CD-Rom that will work hand-in-hand with the popular APSnet Education Center and provide students and their professors with an engaging way to learn and teach plant pathology. Instructors will appreciate the 400+ full resolution color images that may be used in their handouts and PowerPoint presentations. Other copy-and-paste text resources will help tie customized lectures to the textbook.
SPECIAL FEATURES to interest and challenge your students:
Its easy-to-read, open-page design has illustrations and boxed call-outs emphasizing critical concepts.
In This Chapter presents key concepts the students will learn.
Disease Classics provide short boxed summaries of important diseases typically studied in introductory plant pathology courses.
Did you know? call-outs present cultural and historical facts about plant diseases to help students understand how plant pathology impacts the real world.
Case studies help students understand the specific causes, symptoms, and cycles of important diseases.
Each Chapter includes Study Questions to help students check their comprehension and Recommended Resources to challenge them to learn more.
Words to Know at the end of each chapter will improve your students plant pathology vocabulary. Students will find these words defined in the Illustrated Glossary included in the companion CD-Rom that comes packaged with their book.
Icons in the book identify direct links to specific CD-Rom and Internet exercises appealing to today s digitally oriented student. These exercises allow instructors to custom design virtual labs to complement their lectures.
Full integration between the textbook, CD-Rom, and the APS peer-reviewed Education Center, the most popular area of APSnet.
Instructors will appreciate how the CD-Rom helps with course prep. It allows you to easily tie your lectures to the textbook to emphasize key concepts. Every image and illustration in the book is included on the CD-Rom and ready to be imported into an instructor s PowerPoint's. It s easy to copy and paste diagrams and color photos into presentations and reinforce your lectures with corresponding illustrations in the book. The students can use the illustrations on the CD-Rom too.
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Gail L. Schumann received her B.S. in Botany from the University of Michigan and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from Cornell University. She is Professor Emerita from the University of Massachusetts - Amherst where she taught several plant pathology courses and had research and extension responsibilities in turfgrass pathology. Dr. Schumann is the author of Plant Diseases: Their Biology and Social Impact, over 50 peer-reviewed publications on teaching and turfgrass pathology, numerous extension publications, and is co-author of IPM Handbook for Golf Courses and Turfgrass Diseases: Diagnosis and Management CD-ROM. She is a recipient of the American Phytopathological Society (APS) Excellence in Teaching Award, the Northeastern Regional USDA/NASULGC Teaching Award, the Award of Merit from the Northeastern Division of APS, and a Fellow of APS. She is currently an Adjunct Professor at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI.
Cleora J. D Arcy received her A.B. in Biology from Harvard University and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from theUniversity of Wisconsin - Madison. She is a Full Professor in the Department of Crop Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on plant pathology and professionalism and ethics, and researches virus diseases of plants. Dr. D Arcy has authored over 75 peer-reviewed publications on plant virology and teaching, and is co-editor of Barley Yellow Dwarf: 40 Years of Progress. She is a Past President of The American Phytopathological Society, a recipient of the NACTA Central Regional Outstanding Teacher Award and the National USDA/NASULGC Food and Agricultural Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award, and a Fellow of The American Phytopathological Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
What a fantastic book! If you are a student of plant pathology, this is what you need and if you are a lecturer and you get the CDs Mycology Volumes 1 & 2 from APS Press, you have 99% of the material you will need to prepare a comprehensive animated course in Plant Pathology. This must be one of the most user friendly books on the market and a great deal of work and experience has gone into producing it. I certainly plan to adopt this as the course title for my course in plant pathology. All colleges and libraries where agriculture and plant pathology is taught should have this. Anyone teaching plant pathology should get this and consider adopting it as their course textbook. --Fungal Diversity
Written as a text for college students, this publication provides practical advice for the home gardener, having as its theme how to diagnose what s wrong with an unhealthy plant and how to prevent plant disease. Both novice and experienced gardeners, seriously interested in garden problems and faced with such challenges, will gain knowledge about the reasons why a plant is not well and the technical vocabulary needed to describe a plant s appearance. Heavily illustrated, this user-friendly book is also accompanied by a CD. --National Gardener Magazine
For several years I have been searching for a textbook that meets the needs of the students in my undergraduate plant pathology class. With permission of the authors, I have been using several chapters of Essential Plant Pathology as readings over the last three semesters. The book is written in a way that truly engages my students and it focuses on the concepts and principles that I feel are most important. I am amazed at how well the book fits the way I teach my class! I can t wait to begin using the complete book and accompanying CD next semester! --Edward J. Braun, Professor
I have taught General Plant Pathology for over 20 years and used several different texts. I decided to adopt Essential Plant Pathology for Fall semester 2006 because this text approaches plant pathology the same way I teach my course. The book is very readable for the beginning student, but also offers enough substance for more advanced students. Inclusion of classic diseases and interesting facts in separate boxes provides a refreshing alternative to other textbooks, and the addition of a CD-ROM with images from the book and electronic resources should make it easier for instructors to prepare lectures. I am very excited to use this new text and look forward to student reaction to it. --Tim Murray, Professor
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