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Stern's Introductory Plant Biology Hardcover – Jan 10 2013

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 640 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 13 edition (Jan. 10 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0073369446
  • ISBN-13: 978-0073369440
  • Product Dimensions: 27.7 x 21.8 x 2.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 Kg
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #352,657 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Kingsley Stern is currently Professor Emeritus of Botany at California State University, Chico.  He received his Ph.D. in botany from the University of Minnesota.  He is a member of the Botanical Society of America, American Society of Plant Taxonomists, and the California Botanical Society.

Shelley H. Jansky teaches at the University of Wisconsin - Madison.

James E. Bidlack teaches at the University of Central Oklahoma.

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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Good book but bad printing Sept. 13 2013
By Matt B - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
The chapters cover good introductory concepts on cellular structure and applications of botany, but several (30?) pages have ink smears all over them. The book is readable and the color photos that don't have bad printing are very handy, but the pages that are blotched out and smeared are unacceptable in a book that costs over $130 dollars. This was a bad batch/printing, your luck may be better.
Better than the Hardcover Sept. 4 2015
By Justin Rackham - Published on
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Finding this copy was a hidden gem. It is exactly the same as the hardcover, U.S. Version, just with a soft cover and different graphics on the front. It was also 1/4 of the price of the U.S. Version.

The book has very detailed tables and photos for learning about plants, but also includes some basic biology info, and a bit of chemistry.

All in all, a well rounded text book that is interesting to read and informative. Can't beat the price. Take care of it and it will be there just as long as the hardcover edition.
Awesome Textbook! Oct. 20 2015
By Ben - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
If you need to learn some botany, this is the book for you!

As a botany student, this book is required for my class. Buying it used on Amazon saved me a lot of money, and it was in great condition. The diagrams are accompanied by actual images of plants, plant structures, etc. This is extremely helpful.
I have this book for my botany class, bought ... Feb. 20 2015
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Format: Hardcover
I have this book for my botany class, bought via campus book store. I have learned more from the book then from my teacher. It's quite clear and very informational. I'll definitely be able to use this information in my further studies.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Five Stars Aug. 14 2014
By Oscar Lechuga - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Good college botany reference.

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