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The Virtual Plant: Network CD-ROMby David F. Cutler and Ted Botha.
Synopses & Reviews
The Virtual Plant CD-ROM is a companion to the book Plant Anatomy, an essential reference for undergraduates taking courses in plant anatomy, applied plant anatomy and plant biology, and for researchers and postgraduates in plant sciences.
This Network version of the CD-ROM contains high-quality photographs and scanning electron microscope images. This key resource will give students access to the microscopic detail of plant structures, essential to gaining a real understanding of the subject. Exercises for the laboratory are also included on the CD-ROM, making this work an indispensable resource for lectures and laboratory classes.
Book News Annotation:
This CD-ROM is the companion to the book Plant Anatomy, a reference for undergraduates taking courses in plant anatomy, applied plant anatomy, and plant biology, and for researchers and postgraduates in plant sciences. The CD-ROM contains high-quality photographs and scanning electron microscope images. It offers students access to the microscopic detail of plant structures essential to gaining a real understanding of the subject. Laboratory exercises are also included on the CD-ROM. Cutler is an honorary research fellow at the Royal Botanic Gardens, UK. Botha is professor of botany at Rhodes University, South Africa. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
About the Author
David F Cutler is currently an Honorary Research Fellow at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, a Visiting Professor in Botany, Reading University, and an Honorary Lecturer, Imperial College, London University. He was formerly Deputy Keeper and Head of the Plant Anatomy Section, Jodrell Laboratory, RBG Kew. He is currently President of the Linnean Society of London. His research is in pure and applied plant anatomy, including systematic anatomy of angiosperms, functional aspects of plant structure and identification of fragmentary plant material.
Ted Botha is Professor of Botany and was Head of Department at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa. His research into plant structure and function is recognized internationally as well as locally, by the National Research Foundation. He serves on the organizing committees for several international plant structure–function groups, and is a former President of The South African Association of Botany. His contribution to teaching at Rhodes University was recognized through the award of the Vice Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award in 2005.
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