A Dictionary of Plant Sciences

Paperback | March 28, 2012

byMichael Allaby

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Completely revised and updated with over 250 new entries, the third edition of this dictionary offers broad coverage of all aspects related to the field of plant sciences including biochemistry, plant physiology, cytology, ecology, genetics, evolution, biogeography, earth history, and earthsciences. New entries such as evo-devo, sister relationship, polytomy, and parallel sequencing make this the most up-to-date and comprehensive dictionary available.Useful appendices (The Universal Genetic Code, The Geologic Time-Scale, SI Units, Plant Classification, Fungi Classification) and a dedicated companion website featuring web links to relevant online resources support and enhance the A to Z entries.Clear, accessible, and concise, this is the ideal dictionary for students of botany, plant sciences and plant biology, environmental science and horticulture, as well as for amateur botanists and naturalists, and for the general reader with an interest in botany.

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Completely revised and updated with over 250 new entries, the third edition of this dictionary offers broad coverage of all aspects related to the field of plant sciences including biochemistry, plant physiology, cytology, ecology, genetics, evolution, biogeography, earth history, and earthsciences. New entries such as evo-devo, sister...

Michael Allaby has written many books on nature and environmental science. He is the General Editor of the Oxford Dictionaries of Zoology and Ecology, and co-author of the Dictionary of Earth Sciences. Other publications include the Encyclopedia of Weather and Climate; The Facts on File Weather and Climate Handbook; and the DK Guide to...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:544 pagesPublished:March 28, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199600570

ISBN - 13:9780199600571

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PrefaceContentsA Dictionary of Plant SciencesThe Universal Genetic CodeThe Geologic Time-ScaleSI UnitsPlant ClassificationFungi Classification

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"...a very useful first dictionary for biologists with an interest in plants..." --Alan Cadogan, Journal of Biological Education, Vol. 41(4) Autumn 2007