Dr. James L. Castner, biologist and professional photographer, has combined his teaching experience with his photographic skills to create a learning aid created especially with botany students in mind.
Designed specifically for college students of General Botany and Plant Taxonomy classes, it is also extremely useful to Master Gardeners and plant enthusiasts. All photos were taken to serve as illustrations in this particular text and were not borrowed from past publications.
There are over 2000 color photos that illustrate the structural characters and anatomical features of the major plant families and taxonomic groups discussed in botany courses. In addition to photographic coverage of approximately 150 plant families from the Angiosperms, Gymnosperms, and Ferns and Fern Allies, explanations and illustrations of external and microscopic anatomy are also provided. The Anatomy section discusses and illustrates Roots, Stems, Leaves, Flowers, and Fruit. In addition, there is a glossary of specialized terms that are used throughout the book.
Botany professors and lab instructors will appreciate that this guide helps to provide a degree of consistency in the coverage and information available from one lab section to the next. Students will appreciate that the main characters used in identification are already listed for them, allowing more time to be spent in examining actual specimens. This book permits students to take a plant reference collection home with them.
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ISBN:0-9625150-0-0, Publisher:Feline Press
310 pages. 2000+ color photos. 8.5 x 11 inches. Spiral-bound.