[Plant-education] Re: Plant-ed Digest, Vol 17, Issue 2 Botany?Books?

David Alan Walker d.a.walker at sheffield.ac.uk
Thu Sep 7 15:11:27 EST 2006


On 7/9/06 6:02 pm, "plant-ed-request at oat.bio.indiana.edu"
Not strictly speaking Botany or books?

Doubt that I shall ever convince most of you of the virtues of digital books
with hyperlinks. Nevertheless feel obliged to draw your attention to
http://www-saps.plantsci.cam.ac.uk/
which has virtues in its own right. Once there, you are invited to glance at
"publications and resources"
http://www-saps.plantsci.cam.ac.uk/pubintro.htm
and then, if you wish to "broaden your horizons" at
http://www-saps.plantsci.cam.ac.uk/pub_broaden.htm
This will bring you, in turn, to "plant biochemistry and physiology
http://www-saps.plantsci.cam.ac.uk/pub_plant.htm
 and finally to the jewel in the crown at
http://www-saps.plantsci.cam.ac.uk/articles/broad_anlit.htm

And what about
http://www.dawalker.staff.shef.ac.uk/books/lc2a.pdf

Now fully Open Access


>From David Walker, FRS., Emeritus Professor of Photosynthesis, University of
Sheffield, UK.
http://www.oxygraphics.co.uk/



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> Date: Wed, 6 Sep 2006 13:56:16 -0400
> From: "Alan Meyer" <ameyer2 at yahoo.com>
> Subject: [Plant-education] Botany book recommendation?
> To: bionet-plants-education at magpie.bio.indiana.edu
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> I have gotten interested in biology in the last couple of years
> and would like to do some serious reading in botany.  I'm
> interested in understanding both the low level chemistry and
> the larger physiology of plants.
> 
> So far I have read Neil Campbell's _Biology_, followed
> by a fairly simple book on general, organic and biochemistry,
> and just today finished Alberts et. al. _Molecular Biology
> of the Cell_ (a five month effort!)
> 
> I'm looking for something that is up to date, authoritative,
> theoretical, and treats the reader as a serious student
> for whom spoon feeding is not desirable.
> 
> I've got a 1999 6th edition of _Biology of Plants_ by Peter
> Raven et. al.  I see a 2004 edition has come out, but they've
> cut back the coverage.
> 
> Is Raven's a good book to read?  Is there something clearly
> better?
> 
> I would appreciate any comments or recommendations.
> 
> Thanks.
> 
>   Alan 
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> Date: Thu, 7 Sep 2006 08:22:47 -0500
> From: "Perry, James" <james.perry at uwc.edu>
> Subject: RE: [Plant-education] Botany book recommendation?
> To: "Alan Meyer" <ameyer2 at yahoo.com>,
> <bionet-plants-education at magpie.bio.indiana.edu>
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> Raven, Evert and Eichhorn, Biology of Plants, is probably the most
> widely adopted *serious* botany book, world-wide. It has been translated
> into several languages other than English, and that tells you something.
> It is not a "light" read by any stretch of the imagination.
> 
> Ray Evert has also revised Esau's Plant Anatomy. Knowing Ray the way I
> do (he was my PhD advisor) I can tell you there is nothing that he does
> that is not first rate, well researched (excruciatingly so, in fact),
> and well written. (I believe Peter Raven's role in Biology of Plants has
> diminished a lot over time, but once an author ...)
> 
> James W. Perry, Ph.D.
> Campus Executive Officer and Dean
> University of Wisconsin- Fox Valley
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> [mailto:plant-ed-bounces at oat.bio.indiana.edu] On Behalf Of Alan Meyer
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> To: bionet-plants-education at magpie.bio.indiana.edu
> Subject: [Plant-education] Botany book recommendation?
> 
> I have gotten interested in biology in the last couple of years
> and would like to do some serious reading in botany.  I'm
> interested in understanding both the low level chemistry and
> the larger physiology of plants.
> 
> So far I have read Neil Campbell's _Biology_, followed
> by a fairly simple book on general, organic and biochemistry,
> and just today finished Alberts et. al. _Molecular Biology
> of the Cell_ (a five month effort!)
> 
> I'm looking for something that is up to date, authoritative,
> theoretical, and treats the reader as a serious student
> for whom spoon feeding is not desirable.
> 
> I've got a 1999 6th edition of _Biology of Plants_ by Peter
> Raven et. al.  I see a 2004 edition has come out, but they've
> cut back the coverage.
> 
> Is Raven's a good book to read?  Is there something clearly
> better?
> 
> I would appreciate any comments or recommendations.
> 
> Thanks.
> 
>   Alan 
> 
> 
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