Plants and Society

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Author: Estelle Levetin,Karen McMahon

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

ISBN: 0077654722

Category: Science

Page: 544

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This introductory, one quarter/one-semester text takes a multidisciplinary approach to studying the relationship between plants and people. The authors strive to stimulate interest in plant science and encourage students to further their studies in botany. Also, by exposing students to society's historical connection to plants, Levetin and McMahon hope to instill a greater appreciation for the botanical world. Plants and Society covers basic principles of botany with strong emphasis on the economic aspects and social implications of plants and fungi.

Plants and Society

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Author: Monkombu Sambasivan Swaminathan,S. L. Kochhar

Publisher: Scholium International

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 629

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Plants and Society

Biology, Botany

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Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1478419911

Category: Education

Page: 260

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Facts101 is your complete guide to Plants and Society. In this book, you will learn topics such as The Plant Body, Plant Physiology, Plant Life Cycle: Flowers, and Plant Life Cycle: Fruits and Seeds plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Plants & Society

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Author: Estelle Levetin,Karen McMahon

Publisher: McGraw-Hill College

ISBN: 9780072970067

Category: Nature

Page: 527

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This introductory, one quarter/one-semester text takes a multidisciplinary approach to studying the relationship between plants and people. The authors strive to stimulate interest in plant science and encourage students to further their studies in botany. Also, by exposing students to society's historical connection to plants, Levetin and McMahon hope to instill a greater appreciation for the botanical world. Plants and Society covers basic principles of botany with strong emphasis on the economic aspects and social implications of plants and fungi.

American Horticultural Society Garden Plants and Flowers

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Author: Ian Spence,Henry Marc Cathey

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gardening

Page: 420

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Presents an alphabetical listing of plants within the categories of trees and schrubs, climbing plants, flowering plants, bamboos, grasses, and ferns with detailed instructions for garden planning and maintenance.

Transgenic Plants and Crops

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Author: George C. Khachatourians,Y. H. Hui,Ralph Scorza,Wai-Kit Nip

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0824744780

Category: Science

Page: 888

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This work details the advances in transgenic plant construction and explores the social, political, and legal aspects of genetic plant manipulation.

Plants and temperature

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Author: S. P. Long,Company of Biologists,Society for Experimental Biology (Great Britain)

Publisher: Company of Biologists

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 415

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Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Society

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Author: David H. Guston

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1452266174

Category: Social Science

Page: 1024

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Labeled either as the "next industrial revolution" or as just "hype," nanoscience and nanotechnologies are controversial, touted by some as the likely engines of spectacular transformation of human societies and even human bodies, and by others as conceptually flawed. These challenges make an encyclopedia of nanoscience and society an absolute necessity. Providing a guide to what these understandings and challenges are about, the Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Society offers accessible descriptions of some of the key technical achievements of nanoscience along with its history and prospects. Rather than a technical primer, this encyclopedia instead focuses on the efforts of governments around the world to fund nanoscience research and to tap its potential for economic development as well as to assess how best to regulate a new technology for the environmental, occupational, and consumer health and safety issues related to the field. Contributions examine and analyze the cultural significance of nanoscience and nanotechnologies and describe some of the organizations, and their products, that promise to make nanotechnologies a critical part of the global economy. Written by noted scholars and practitioners from around the globe, these two volumes offer nearly 500 entries describing the societal aspects of nanoscience and nanotechnology. Key Themes - Art, Design, and Materials - Bionanotechnology Centers - Context - Economics and Business - Engagement and the Public - Environment and Risk - Ethics and Values - Geographies and Distribution - History and Philosophy - Integration and Interdisciplinarity - Nanotechnology Companies - Nanotechnology Organizations

American Horticultural Society Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers

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Author: Christopher Brickell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0756675081

Category: Nature

Page: 744

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Since its first publication in 1987, the AHS Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers has sold nearly 3 million copies and become the must-have reference for all gardeners around the world. This is the ideal book for selecting plants, planning a border, a greenhouse, or a whole garden, and for identifying plants, and it contains a wealth of information on their appearance and cultivation. The 8,000 plants described cover suitability for every climate, including house and conservatory plants. The book begins with a general introduction and explanation of plant names, followed by a revised and enlarged plant selector, highlighting plants suitable for particular sites, soils, conditions, and purposes. The 5,000-entry illustrated plant catalog follows, divided into eight main sections: trees, shrubs, roses, climbers, perennials, annuals and biennials, rock plants, bulbs, water plants, and cacti and other succulents. In this new edition, the sections have been re-ordered to help plants be chosen more intuitively: by color, then season, then size. Feature spreads throughout the color section illustrate a range of cultivars within the most popular genera, such as pelargoniums and clematis. Each plant variety is illustrated by a colorful photograph, and accompanied by a detailed description with cultivation requirements. The single-color, text-only plant dictionary at the back contains entries for every genus in the book, plus more than 3,000 plants in addition to those in the illustrated catalog. It also functions as an index to the plant catalog, with extensive cross-referencing. All the information needed to grow each plant is included here. Following the introduction and plant selector, the book is divided into two main sections: a 440-page, full-colour illustrated plant catalogue, and a plant dictionary featuring 8,000 plants listed alphabetically by botanical name. There is also an index of common names and glossary of terms. Contents PRELIMS PLANT NAMES AND ORIGINS PLANT SELECTOR Lists useful plants for common situations, such as sunless walls, windbreaks, drought, sandy soil, and moist shade. PLANT CATALOG (440PP) Divided into eight main plant groups, as listed below, organized by color, season, size. TREES Including conifers. Features include: Magnolias Hollies Dwarf conifers SHRUBS Features include: Camellias Rhododendrons Hydrangeas Fuchsias Heathers ROSES Includes shrub and old garden roses, modern, miniature, and climbing roses. CLIMBERS Features include: Clematis Ivies PERENNIALS Includes grasses, bamboos, rushes, sedges, and ferns. Features include: Delphiniums Irises Peonies Phlox Pelargoniums Penstemons Aquilegias Daylilies Chrysanthemums Michaelmas daisies Bromeliads Primulas Carnations and pinks Hostas Begonias Orchids African violets ANNUALS AND BIENNIALS ROCK PLANTS BULBS Including corms and tubers. Features include: Gladioli Lilies Dahlias Tulips Daffodils Crocuses Hyacinths WATER PLANTS Features include: Water lilies CACTI AND OTHER SUCCULENTS PLANT DICTIONARY (240PP) Listed alphabetically by botanical name. INDEX OF COMMON NAMES GLOSSARY OF TERMS ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Water, Fungi and Plants

Symposium of the British Mycological Society Held at the University of Lancaster, April 1985

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Author: British Mycological Society. Symposium

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521322944

Category: Science

Page: 413

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The chapters of this book, which was originally published in 1986, give a broad perspective on the relationship between water, fungi and plants.

Food, Energy, and Society, Third Edition

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Author: David Pimentel, Ph.D.,Marcia H. Pimentel, M.S.

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420046687

Category: Nature

Page: 400

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Since the publication of the first edition of Food, Energy, and Society, the world’s natural resources have become even more diminished due to the rapid expansion of the global human population. We are faced with dwindling food supplies in certain geographic areas, increasing pressure on energy resources, and the imminent extinction of many threatened species. In light of these major issues, this third edition presents an updated and expanded analysis on the interdependency of food, energy, water, land, and biological resources. Written by internationally renowned experts, the book includes new material on livestock production and energy use, the impacts of pesticides on the environment, and the conservation of biodiversity in agricultural, forestry, and marine systems. It also compares the energy inputs of crop production in developing and developed countries, covers the agricultural and environmental issues related to water resources, and details the threat of soil erosion to food and the environment. In addition, the book explores the very timely topics of solar energy, biomass systems, and ethanol production. Offering a startling glimpse at what our planet may become, this edition shows how to achieve the necessary balance between basic human needs and environmental resources and provides potential solutions to the host of problems we face today.

RHS Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers

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Author: Christopher Brickell,Royal Horticultural Society (Great Britain)

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1405354232

Category: Gardening

Page: 744

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Fifth edition of this best-selling guide to plants and flowers, updated and revised from the experts at the RHS RHS Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers which is now available in ebook(PDF) format, is an expert guide to planning your dream garden, redesigned to aid navigation and make identifying plants easier than ever. Over 8,000 easy-to-find plants and thousands of photographs will give you all the guidance you need. Each variety is photographed and the new "how to" section tells you all you need to know on cultivation, pruning and care. Plus, use the special plant selector to grow for every possible situation and condition, from sunless walls to sandy soil. The perfect addition to any gardener�s bookshelf.

The Royal Horticultural Society Gardeners' Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers

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Author: Christopher Brickell,Royal Horticultural Society (Great Britain)

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9780751301472

Category: Flowers

Page: 640

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This revised edition features 250 additional species, including recent cultivars and existing material on such plants as lilies, camellias, pinks, and bulbs.

Care and Handling of Flowers and Plants

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Author: Society of American Florists and Ornamental Horticulturists

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Cut flowers

Page: 122

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The Philosopher's Plant

An Intellectual Herbarium

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Author: Michael Marder

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231538138

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

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Despite their conceptual allergy to vegetal life, philosophers have used germination, growth, blossoming, fruition, reproduction, and decay as illustrations of abstract concepts; mentioned plants in passing as the natural backdrops for dialogues, letters, and other compositions; spun elaborate allegories out of flowers, trees, and even grass; and recommended appropriate medicinal, dietary, and aesthetic approaches to select species of plants. In this book, Michael Marder illuminates the vegetal centerpieces and hidden kernels that have powered theoretical discourse for centuries. Choosing twelve botanical specimens that correspond to twelve significant philosophers, he recasts the development of philosophy through the evolution of human and plant relations. A philosophical history for the postmetaphysical age, The Philosopher's Plant reclaims the organic heritage of human thought. With the help of vegetal images, examples, and metaphors, the book clears a path through philosophy's tangled roots and dense undergrowth, opening up the discipline to all readers.

The Plants and Trees of Scripture

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Author: Religious Tract Society Great Britain

Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC

ISBN: 9781110311323

Category: History

Page: 196

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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

Risk and Society: The Interaction of Science, Technology and Public Policy

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Author: M Waterstone

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401136343

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 179

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Life in the last quarter of the twentieth century presents a baffling array of complex issues. The benefits of technology are arrayed against the risks and hazards of those same technological marvels (frequently, though not always, arising as side effects or by-products). This confrontation poses very difficult choices for individuals as well as for those charged with making public policy. Some of the most challenging of these issues result because of the ability of technological innovation and deployment to outpace the capacity of institutions to assess and evaluate implications. In many areas, the rate of technological advance has now far outstripped the capabilities of institutional monitoring and control. While there are many instances in which technological advance occurs without adverse consequences (and in fact, yields tremendous benefits), frequently the advent of a major innovation brings a wide array of unforeseen and (to some) undesirable effects. This problem is exacerbated as the interval between the initial development of a technology and its deployment is shortened, since the opportunity for cautious appraisal is decreased.