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Plants: A Very Short Introduction

Timothy Walker

April 2012

ISBN: 9780199584062

152 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

Very Short Introductions

Price: £8.99

Plants are a fundamental part of the biosphere and their evolution has directly affected animal life, and the Earth's climate. This Very Short Introduction provides a concise account of the nature of plants, their variety, their evolution, and their importance and uses, stressing the importance of conservation for the future.

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Plants are a fundamental part of the biosphere and their evolution has directly affected animal life, and the Earth's climate. This Very Short Introduction provides a concise account of the nature of plants, their variety, their evolution, and their importance and uses, stressing the importance of conservation for the future.

  • Looks at what plants are, how they grow, how we use them, and how we can look after them for the next generation
  • Examines how plants evolved and how they cope on dry land, including their reproduction and dispersal
  • Explores how this group of organisms is organized into botanical classifications
  • Considers how we have manipulated plants to provide for our needs, and how we can preserve this botanical inheritance for future generations
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series - over five million copies sold worldwide

About the Author(s)

Timothy Walker, Director of the University of Oxford Botanic Garden

Timothy Walker has degrees in both botany and horticulture, and has been director of the Botanic Garden in Oxford for 23 years.

Table of Contents

    1:What is a plant?
    2:Living on dry land
    3:Making more plants
    4:Moving around
    5:Making sense of plant diversity
    6:What have plants ever done for us?
    7:Looking after the plants that support us

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