Diversity text

Prof Tom Lee tomlee at anselm.edu
Tue Apr 8 12:07:18 EST 1997

That sounds like a letter I could have written. I teach the same kind of 
course and now use" The Plant Kingdom" 5th edition (1987) by Bold and 
LaClaire. It is short and concise, inexpensive - but of course needs to 
be supplemented and updated in taxonomy. I have been sorely tempted to 
write such a text but it probably is not aimed at a big enough market.
I suspect that there are not lots of Plant Morphology courses going on.
Tom Lee

On 7 Apr 1997, James W. Perry wrote:

> David,
> I used to teach such a course and also used Bold, et al. Given that yours is
> a one-semester course, I think Raven, Evert and Eichhorn is as close as you
> are going to get. The illustrations are really great, and this text is
> certainly meaty enough to accomodate most of your need. I wrote a lab manual
> that actually covered a two semester sequence(Fungi/Algae + Embryophytes)
> that you can have if you would like to edit it down to your one-semester needs.
> At 12:06 PM 4/7/97 -0700, you wrote:
> >I teach a course on algae, fungi and plants, of the sort often called Plant 
> >Morphology.  I have had great trouble finding a good text for this course.  
> >In the past I have used Bold et al's Morphology of Plants and Fungi.  
> >However, this text is quite expensive, and a lot longer than is appropriate 
> >for a one-semester, sophomore-level course.  Also, it hasn't been revised in 
> >quite a while.
> >
> >I am hoping that somebody on the list can recommend a replacement that covers 
> >the ground in a more up to date and compact way.  I'd also consider using a 
> >couple of text on different taxa, if need be.
> >
> >Thanks!
> >
> >David J. Hicks				djhicks at manchester.edu
> >Biology Dept., Manchester College
> >
> >
> >
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