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Reaching for the Sun: How Plants Work
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Cambridge Univ Pr
Publication date February 14, 2011
Pages 298
Binding Hardcover
Edition 2
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780521518048
ISBN-10 0521518040
Dimensions 0.75 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 1.35 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $120.00
Other format details university press
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: From their ability to use energy from sunlight to make their own food, to combating attacks from diseases and predators, plants have evolved an amazing range of life-sustaining strategies. Written with the non-specialist in mind, John King's lively natural history explains how plants function, from how they gain energy and nutrition to how they grow, develop and ultimately die. New to this edition is a section devoted to plants and the environment, exploring how problems created by human activities, such as global warming, pollution of land, water and air, and increasing ocean acidity, are impacting on the lives of plants. King's narrative provides a simple, highly readable introduction, with boxes in each chapter offering additional or more advanced material for readers seeking more detail. He concludes that despite the challenges posed by growing environmental perils, plants will continue to dominate our planet.

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780521518048 Book cover for 9780521551489
 
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2 edition from Cambridge Univ Pr (February 14, 2011)
9780521518048 | details & prices | 298 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 1.35 lbs | List price $120.00
About: From their ability to use energy from sunlight to make their own food, to combating attacks from diseases and predators, plants have evolved an amazing range of life-sustaining strategies.
from Cambridge Univ Pr (April 1, 1997)
9780521551489 | details & prices | 232 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $57.99
About: Green plants are all around us.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780521587389 Book cover for 9780521736688
 
2 edition from Cambridge Univ Pr (February 14, 2011)
9780521736688 | details & prices | 298 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 0.75 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $49.99
About: From their ability to use energy from sunlight to make their own food, to combating attacks from diseases and predators, plants have evolved an amazing range of life-sustaining strategies.
from Cambridge Univ Pr (April 1, 1997)
9780521587389 | details & prices | 5.75 × 9.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $36.99
About: Green plants are all around us.

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