Introduction to Botany

Murray Nabors 
Pearson Education  2004  

Paperback  656 pages  ISBN 9780805344165      £67.00

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Introduction to Botany's comprehensive and rigorous coverage captures students' attention by showing them why plants are a fascinating and essential part of their everyday lives. The clear, concise text focuses on four major themes - plants and people, conservation biology, evolution, and biotechnology - and gives students practical and relevant information about the world of botany. Thematic boxes throughout each chapter further highlight the relationship between plants and students' lives.

Nabors' clear and engaging writing style keeps students interested in the science without ever becoming encyclopedic. The Botany Place Website offers a wealth of online resources to help students succeed in the course.


1. The World of Plants.
2. Cell Structure and the Cell Cycle.
3. An Introduction to Plant Structure.
4. Roots, Stems, and Leaves: The Primary Plant Body.
5. Secondary Growth in Stems and Roots.
6. Life Cycles and Reproductive Structures.
7. Basic Plant Biochemistry.
8. Photosynthesis.
9. Respiration.
10. Water Relations and Mineral Nutrition.
11. Plant Growth Responses and Development.
12. Genetics.
13. Gene Expression and Activation.
14. Plant Biotechnology.
15. Evolution.
16. Classification.
17. Viruses and Prokaryotes.
18. Protists.
19. Fungi.
20. Bryophytes.
21. Seedless Vascular Plants.
22. Gymnosperms.
23. Angiosperms: Flowering Plants.
24. Ecology and the Biosphere.
25. Ecosystem Dynamics: How Ecosystems Work.
26. Conservation Biology.


  • Thematic boxes highlight four important themes - plants and people, conservation biology, evolution, and biotechnology.
    - Shows students how plants are relevant to their everyday lives.
  • The Intriguing World of Plants boxes in every chapter include entertaining and engaging information about plants.
    - Captures students' attention and motivate them to learn more about botany.
  • Section Review questions at the end of every major section reinforce key concepts.
    - Tests students understanding of what they have just learned.
  • Appropriate length makes the book manageable for the majority of one-semester mixed- and non-majors introductory botany courses.
  • Balanced coverage includes the appropriate level of scientific rigor while covering just the right amount of material.
  • Engaging and accessible writing style makes the world of botany come alive for students and emphasizes how plants are both fascinating and essential to their everyday lives.
  • End-of-Chapter materials:
    - Questions for Thought and Discussion strengthens critical-thinking skills by encouraging students to apply the material they have just learned.
    - Learn More section provides further reading for students who want to learn more about topics covered in the chapter.

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