[Plant-education] botany textbooks

Perry, James jperry at uwc.edu
Wed Nov 30 11:00:25 EST 2005

I think you may have missed one, Jennifer: Plant Biology by Graham,
Graham, and Wilcox, 2nd edition, Pearson-Prentice Hall. I would say it
is comparable to Stern in many respects. The first edition had
spectacular animations, but the 2nd lacks them. Pearson will send the
old CD and a new set of animations for anyone who asks (at least they
sent it to me when I complained).


Ray Evert was my major prof and Susan Eichhorn (note spelling) a
colleague. Their new edition has the best illustrations of any book I
have ever seen. Students find the reading very dense. I have told Ph.D.
students preparing for their qualifiers to read it.


Jim Perry

Campus Executive Officer and Dean

Professor of Biological Sciences

UW-Fox Valley

Menasha, Wisconsin 52952





>From: plant-ed-bounces at oat.bio.indiana.edu
[mailto:plant-ed-bounces at oat.bio.indiana.edu] On Behalf Of Fisher,
Sent: Monday, November 28, 2005 3:35 PM
To: plant-ed at magpie.bio.indiana.edu
Subject: [Plant-education] botany textbooks


Dear Plant-ed folks:


I'm choosing a textbook for my Botany course next semester.  Half of the
students will be bio majors, and half will be environmental
studies/sciences majors.  I have used "Biology of Plants" by Raven,
Evert, and Eichorn previously, and I thought I'd take a look at
different texts this year.  I noticed I now have a collection of 6
potential texts!  I've listed them below.  Please let me know if you
really like any of the texts, and what you like about it.


Introduction to Botany by Murray Nabors

Botany by Moore, Clark, and Vodopich

Botany An introduction to Plant Biology by Mauseth

Principles of Botany by Uno, Storey, and Moore

Introductory Plant Biology by Stern

Biology of Plants by Raven, Evert, and Eichorn







Roxanne Fisher (rfisher at chatham.edu)

Assistant Professor of Biology

Buhl Hall

Chatham College

Woodland Road

Pittsburgh, PA 15232




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