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Plants

Plant life is crucial—all life on Earth depends on plants in some way. This book focuses on the many aspects that make plants such a valuable resource. It examines the uses of plants and their importance … (See Below for Full Description)
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Plant life is crucial—all life on Earth depends on plants in some way. This book focuses on the many aspects that make plants such a valuable resource. It examines the uses of plants and their importance as well as the goods and services they provide to communities and our high standard of living every day.

Coverage includes:
  • How plants are being managed today and the truth about habitat destruction and loss
  • The disastrous effects of disease, pollution, overexploitation, and poor land-management practices
  • Some of the ingenious uses of plants in medicine and therapy
  • The values of established wilderness lands and environmental protection
  • Why some plant species are disappearing at an alarming rate
  • How everyone can help out as "backyard conservationists"
  • Future issues and scientific discoveries
  • Biotechnology, seed banks, new developments, and experiments
  • How plants are being used today in outer space.

Additional Info

ISBN-13 978-0-8160-6358-1
ISBN-10 816063583
eBook ISBN 978-1-4381-0560-4
Bundle Options Individual
Language English
Publisher Infobase Learning
From the Series Natural Resources
Author Julie Kerr Casper, Ph.D.
Publication Date 4/1/2007
Book's Binding Hardcover
Imprint Chelsea House
Specifications Full-color photographs and illustrations. Sidebars. Further reading. Glossary. Appendixes. Index.
Available Formats Print & eBook

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